Julius Charles Drewe (1856 - 1931) at Faskally

Charles Martin Hardie (East Linton 1858 - Edinburgh 1916)
National Trust Inventory Number 903815

Category Paintings
Date 1902 (signed and dated)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 2350 x 1460 mm
Place of origin
Collection Castle Drogo, Devon (Accredited Museum)
On show at Castle Drogo, Devon, South West, National Trust

Mr Drewe loved fishing and the castle contains many relics relating to his beloved sport. In many ways this portrait is an Edwardian archetype: a self-made English gentleman, immaculately dressed for an exclusive sport, with his finest trophy. This is how Julius chose to present himself to his friends and his guests; Lutyens however was less than impressed, remarking of the artist, ‘At least he could paint boots’.

Interestingly, the 39lb salmon (now 112 years old!) still remains within the castle as it was preserved.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Mr Julius Drewe (1856 - 1931) at Faskally by Charles Martin Hardie (East Linton 1858 - Edinburgh 1916) signed on bottom left: C.M.Hardie, RSA / 1902. He is, at Faskally, shown full-length dressed for fishing on the river Tummel in Perthshire, in his favourite Burberry, holding a book of fishing flies, and a 39lb. salmon, which he caught in 1900, and is still preserved in the house, can be seen, at his feet behind him.

Provenance

This item forms part of the original Drewe family collection at Castle Drogo. It was transferred to the National Trust in 1986.

Marks and inscriptions

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Makers and roles

Charles Martin Hardie (East Linton 1858 - Edinburgh 1916), artist

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Periods 20th century (175872)
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Subjects Julius Charles Drewe (1856-1931) (9)
Object Type Oil painting (12451)

Record Status

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