The Golden Age of Glasgow’s Art Trade: June 1896 – Artists’ Pictures – Sale at Messrs. Edmiston, West Nile Street

An article on page four of The Daily Record, on Wednesday the 3rd of June, 1896, reads:




Messrs. Edmiston, auctioneers, West Nile Street, bring to the hammer to-morrow the canvases of

Mr. James Kay, one of our well-known artists. Many will remember Mr. Kay as the painter of a large

and important work, ‘The Revenge,’ which was hung in the Royal Academy, and afterwards sold to a

London connoisseur. Many examples of Clyde scenery will be found among his pictures, and several

land and sea scapes in and around Arran have been treated in an artistic manner by Mr. Kay. John A.

Monteith, Hugh Allan, and A. C. W. Duncan, also well-known in artistic circles in town, have added a

few of their pictures to the catalogue. The collection will be on view to-day.”




The British Newspaper Archive.




George Fairfull-Smith, November 2023.