Old Mill, Fifeshire

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This painting shows us one of Hunter's favourite spots. An old mill set amidst the lush green cornfields and meadows with old-fashioned cottages with red-tiled roofs dotted nearby. He uses strong, vivid colours, and applies the paint quite freely in large staccato brushstrokes. The whole feeling is one of excitement, with the artist expressing directly his delight in the landscape he loves. Hunter first visited Fife in 1919. He was associated with a group of artists known as the Scottish Colourists. The other members of the group were J. D. Fergusson, F. C. B. Cadell and S. J. Peploe. Their title refers to their shared love of colour rather than to a specific style.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum


Old Mill, Fifeshire




oil on canvas


H 50.8 x W 68.6 cm

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gift from William McInnes, 1921

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