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British Painter, 1858-1904, Scottish painter. He was trained in Edinburgh under James Campbell Noble (1846-1913) and at the Royal Scottish Academy Schools. His early works are peasant subjects in a subdued tonal style. While at the Acad?mie Julian in Paris and at Grez-sur-Loing (1878-81) he developed a colouristic watercolour style with strong chiaroscuro. This was consolidated during his journey in 1881 to Egypt and Constantinople, and on trips between 1890 and 1893 to Spain (with Frank Brangwyn) and North Africa. Contrasts of strong sunlight and coloured shadows were created in his 'blottesque' technique of colour droplets on paper saturated with Chinese white: sponge and brushwork were used to clarify form, as in Little Bullfight: 'Bravo Toro' (c. 1888-9; London, V&A). He was associated with the Glasgow Boys and influenced their development of colour and design. His closest contact with them came during outdoor sketching trips in Scotland between 1882 and 1889, and in Paris in 1886 and 1889. In 1886 he became an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy and developed a strongly decorative oil style, seen in Audrey and her Goats (1884-9; London, Tate).

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Arthur Melville King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid oil painting artist


Arthur Melville King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid oil painting artist

King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid
Painting ID::  39315
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mk147 1898 National Gallery of Scotland

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Arthur Melville Arab interior oil painting artist


Arthur Melville Arab interior oil painting artist

Arab interior
Painting ID::  40001
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mk155 1881 Oil on canvas 94x71cm

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Arthur Melville An Arab Interior oil painting artist


Arthur Melville An Arab Interior oil painting artist

An Arab Interior
Painting ID::  59891
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An Arab Interior, 1881, National Gallery of Scotland.

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Arthur Melville The Sortie oil painting artist


Arthur Melville The Sortie oil painting artist

The Sortie
Painting ID::  61863
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1882 -3. Watercolor on paper. 14.5 x 20 in. ( 36.8 x 50.8 cm). Courtesy Leicester Galleries, England.

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Arthur Melville Arab Interior oil painting artist


Arthur Melville Arab Interior oil painting artist

Arab Interior
Painting ID::  61999
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Oil on canvas. 36.5 x 27.5 in. *94 x 71 cm). National gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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