An Ulster Landscape
Colin Middleton, MBE (Belfast 1910- Dublin 1983)
A damask and theatre-set designer by trade, Middleton trained at Belfast College of Art, where he later taught. He also exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy throughout his life. This free and vibrant painting shows the influence of Vincent van Gogh whom he greatly admired before he developed an individual surrealist style. It was purchased in memory of Viola, Duchess of Westminster (1912 – 1987), Lord Lieutenant of County Fermanagh, who was responsible for saving Florence Court in a serious fire.
Oil painting on canvas, An Ulster Landscape by Colin Middleton (1910-1983), signed, Colin M, circa 1950.
On loan to National Trust from Lord Belmore, purchased in memory of the Viola, Dowager Duchess of Westminster (1912 – 1987) in recognition of her public service to County Fermanagh, 1988
Marks and inscriptions
Colin M (signed)
Makers and roles
Colin Middleton, MBE (Belfast 1910- Dublin 1983), artist