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    john burr r.o.i.  r.b.a.  a.r.w.s. ( 1831 - 1893 ) oil on canvas. scottish.

    John Burr R.O.I.  R.B.A.  A.R.W.S. ( 1831 - 1893 ) Oil on canvas. Scottish.
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    Antique John Burr R.O.I.  R.B.A.  A.R.W.S. ( 1831 - 1893 ) Oil on canvas. Scottish.

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    JOHN BURR  R.O.I.  R.B.A.  A.R.W.S. (1831-1893) Scottish.
    JOHN BURR  R.O.I.  R.B.A.  A.R.W.S. (1831-1893) Scottish. A beautiful large signed oil by John Burr the Edinburgh born painter of children and humorous genre scenes. This work is fully signed and depicts a naughty young boy being sent back to school by his teacher who's been patrolling the streets looking for him. Two young girls watch the naughty boy as he heads back through the school gates, hastened by the teacher and her cane. How things have changed!.
    The work dates to around 1870 and is in ready to hang condition.
    Title:  “The Truant"
    Signature: Signed lower right
    Provenance:  Boydell Galleries - Liverpool - labels verso
    Medium:   Oil on canvas
    Size:  c. 16 x 24 inches unframed  / 21 x 29 framed
    Condition:  Very nice - relined by Boydell Galleries- ready to hang
     John Burr was the brother of Alexander Holenlode Burr. John studied at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh where he worked for a time before going to live in London. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, the Royal Society of British Artists on Suffolk Street, the Society of Painters in Watercolours and the Grafton Gallery until 1892. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and an associate member of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours.
     Museum and Gallery Holdings
     Glasgow: Visit of the Schoolmaster; 5th November
    Sheffield: Rustic Harvest; Helping the Poor; Travelling Coppersmith
     Auction Records
     Chester, 30 March 1984: Red Riding Hood (1871, oil on canvas, 29 × 19 ins/73.5 × 48 cm) GBP 1,450
    London, 10 Oct 1985: Young Peasant Girl (watercolour heightened with gouache, 12 × 6¾ ins/30.5 × 17 cm) GBP 1,200
    Auchterarder, 1 Sept 1987: The New Frock (oil on canvas, 20 × 30 ins/51 × 76 cm) GBP 1,100
    Edinburgh, 30 Aug 1988: Favourite Rabbit (1858, oil on canvas, 9 × 12 ins/23 × 30.5 cm) GBP 1,980
    Glasgow, 7 Feb 1989: Old Pastor (oil on canvas, 22 × 30¼ ins/55 × 77 cm) GBP 3,960
    Perth, 28 Aug 1989: Playmates (oil on canvas, 14¼ × 22½ ins/36 × 57 cm) GBP 1,430
    New York, 17 Jan 1990: Preparing for a Day's Fishing (oil on canvas, 37 × 30½ ins/94.1 × 77.6 cm) USD 1,540
    South Queensferry, 1 May 1990: Playing in a Rocky Cove (oil on canvas, 18 × 24 ins/46 × 61 cm) GBP 2,200
    Edinburgh, 23 March 1993: A Mouse's Games (oil on panel, 7¾ × 10 ins/20 × 25.5 cm) GBP 1,610
    London, 11 June 1993: Lazy Harvester (1876, oil on canvas, 30½ × 44½ ins/77.5 × 113 cm) GBP 6,900
    London, 25 March 1994: Sports by the Seaside (1875, oil on canvas, 28 × 36 ins/71.1 × 91.4 cm) GBP 2,875
    London, 15 April 1997: Little Rabbit (1858, oil on canvas, 10¼ × 12¼ ins/26 × 31 cm) GBP 3,450
    Lot 38: John P. Burr, R.B.A., A.R.W.S. (1831-1893)

    Est; £4000-£6000 Sold. Christie's  October 28, 2004
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="302"] John Burr, RBA, ROI, ARWS (Scottish, 1831-1893) A game of cricket[/caption]
    Lot 20 JOHN BURR, RBA, ROI, ARWS (Scottish, 1831-1893)
    A game of cricket
    Sold for £ 16,250 inc. premium

    The above painting was last on the market 15 years ago and sold for £7000 approx from a London auction house.

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