McGregor, Robert

Scotland, (1848-1922)

  • Robert McGregor - The Morning Meal
  • The Morning Meal

  • (ndg.), oil on canvas
  • 13.23 x 9.49 in. (33.6 x 24.1 cm.)
  • Fleming Collection, London

  • McGregor, Robert - Feeding the pigs
  • Feeding the pigs

  • (ndg.), oil on board
  • 14 x 10 in. (36 x 25.5 cm.)
  • Private collection

About the Artist

Robert McGregor (Mcgregor), Scottish, (1848-1922) was a Scottish landscape & marine painter and also a portrait painter. His genre was particularly painting working men and women such as fishermen, shepherds, crofters, pedlars, and farm labourers. However he also painted Scottish, French and Dutch country and coastal scenery.

McGregor travelled frequently to France in particular to Brittany and Normandy and to the Netherlands. In France he was influenced by the painters Jean-François Millet (1814–1875) and Jules Bastien-Lepage(1848–1889).

James Lewis Caw (1864–1950), director of the Scottish National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, wrote of McGregor that he probably was the first Scottish genre painter to apply rigorous study of tone in his work and a pleasant if restricted colourist. Others praised him for the combination of tone with quiet colours and the more subtle light of the Dutch coast. [DES-02/16]

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