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Sir David Murray RA (1849-1933)

Biography of painter Sir David Murray RA (1849-1933)

Sir David Murray (1849-1933) was a Glasgow born painter (being born on 29th January 1849) who started life as a trader in a mercantile firm in Glasgow.

During this time, Murray studied art in the evenings under Robert Greenlees at the Glasgow School of Art, devoting himself to an artistic career from about 1875.

Murray moved to London in 1882 and immediately found success. His 1884 exhibit being purchased by the Chantry Trustees for the Tate Gallery.

Murray was elected a full member of the Royal Academy in 1905. He became President of the Royal Institute in 1917 and was knighted in 1918.

During his life spent in London, Murray occupied the studios of Millais in Portland Place.

In his early career, Murray found his subjects in Scotland, but latterly most of his subjects were in the South of England and on the Continent.

Sir David Murray RA died in Marylebone on 14th November 1933.

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Lot FS20/409: Sir David Murray [1849-1933] - A Rural Scene, Cattle on A Path in A Glade, Farm Buildings Beyond

Sir David Murray [1849-1933] - A rural scene, cattle on a path in a glade, farm buildings beyond - signed bottom left David Murray oil on canvas 60 x 90cm.

Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Realised: £1,300