JOHN YOUNG JOHNSTONE, A.R.C.A.
oil on panel, mounted to board
signed and dated 1915
5.5 ins x 7.25 ins; 14 cms x 18.4 cms
According to A.K. Prakash, John Young Johnstone’s early work (1911-1915) “shows a delicacy of perception indicating that like most foreigners of his generation who trained in Paris, Johnstone studied not only the original Impressionists, but also the followers. For instance, the work of Suzor-Coté was surely influential in his treatment of perspective.”
Working on little panels, mirroring the practice of J.W. Morrice, Johnstone accentuated the intimacy of the settings he depicted.
A.K. Prakash, John Young Johnstone (1887-1930): Retrospective Exhibition (catalogue), Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, 2005, pages 2, 3, and 5.
Estate of a Private Collector, Illinois, U.S.A.