James Nairn

Sunset

Sunset by James Nairn

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James Nairn was a leading member of the Glasgow Boys, a group of Scottish Impressionists. In this work, painted directly from nature, the flaming sunset contrasts with the cooler tones of sea and sky. The silhouette of Kaikoura’s wharf adds drama

to this Impressionist scene. Nairn frequently produced variant paintings of a subject under diverse atmospheric conditions. His daytime study of the same Kaikoura wharf is adjacent.

Title
Sunset
Artist/creator
Production date
1903
Medium
oil on cardboard
Dimensions
251 x 308 mm
Inscription
Jas Nairn '03 (l.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/13/2
Other ID
1970/51 Old Accession Number
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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