Sir William Oliphant Hutchison

Sir Herbert James Gunn, 1893 - 1964. Artist

About this artwork

Glasgow-born (Herbert) James Gunn briefly studied art at Glasgow and Edinburgh before moving to the Académie Julian in Paris in 1911. Whilst in Paris, Gunn met the artist of this portrait, William Hutchison, who was to be a friend for life. After serving with the 10th Scottish Rifles in the First World War, Gunn returned to Scotland where he married twice within a decade. His second wife, Pauline Miller, became a model for some of his best-known paintings. In 1929 Gunn decided to devote himself to portraiture and soon established a prolific and successful career. His portraits are sometimes sombre but always carefully painted, with close attention to detail. His distinguished sitters include Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and the Queen Mother.

  • title:
    Sir Herbert James Gunn, 1893 - 1964. Artist
  • accession number:
    PG 2378
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas board
  • date created:
    1911
  • measurements:
    33.10 x 26.40 (framed: 51.00 x 44.00 x 7.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Given by the executors of Margery, Lady Hutchinson 1977
  • copyright:
    © The Family of the Artist
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Sir William Oliphant Hutchison

Sir William Oliphant Hutchison