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The collection of 31 artworks by George Leslie Hunter, Samuel John Peploe, Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell and John Duncan Fergusson are part of The Harrison Collection.

It was formed in the 1920s and ‘30s by Glasgow ship owner Major Ion Harrison, a patron and close friend of the artists. 

The works remained together at the Harrison family home, Croft House, and passed down through the family. 

The viewing in Scotland of the paintings, watercolours and drawings precedes the Sotheby’s sale in London on June 12 during Modern British Art Week.

Harrison’s recollections of the Colourists are recorded in a chapter at the end of TJ Honeyman’s Three Scottish Colourists (Edinburgh, 1950) titled As I Remember Them

The ‘Scottish Colourists’ term used for the four artists was coined in 1948 when three of the four had already died. 

The pictures in the Harrison Collection represent a broad range of styles, subjects and dates of all four artists. They include Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell’s The Pink Azaleas estimated at £250,000-350,000, and Samuel John Peploe’s The House in the Woods, estimated at £70,000-100,000.