Return from Market

Sir John Lavery RA RSA RHA (1856–1941)

Oil on canvas

46 x 24 ½ in · 116.5 x 61.5 cm

Signed and dated 1884–87 Verso, signed and inscribed with title

Provenance: The artist; thence by descent to Lady Sempill; sold Sotheby’s 29 April 1970; to The Fine Art Society, London; Private Collection; Sotheby’s 18 May 2001 to the present owner [Continued below]

Exhibited: Edinburgh, International Exhibition, 1886, no.32 Paisley, Art Institute, 1889 no.107 as Evening on the Loing: Peasants returning from Market Edinburgh, Fine Art Society at the English Speaking Union, 100 Years of Scottish Painting, 1968, no.88 London, Fine Art Society, The Glasgow School of Painting, 1970, no.24 Edinburgh, London, Belfast and Dublin, Sir John Lavery, 1856–1944, 1984, no.12 (illus. in cat)

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