James Ferrier Pryde, 1866 - 1941. Artist
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James Ferrier Pryde, 1866 - 1941. Artist Published 1897
  • Scottish Art
Pryde was born in Edinburgh and is probably best remembered today as one of the two 'Beggarstaff Brothers'. In the mid-1890s he and his brother-in-law William Nicholson (1872-1949) produced strikingly original designs for commercial and theatrical posters. Although these works were not a financial success, they had a profound influence on graphic art for several decades. In the early 1900s Pryde began to paint architectural fantasies, interiors and landscapes infused with a strange romantic melancholy. This portrait is part of a pair that Nicholson made as illustrations for a journal called ‘Figaro’, which reproduced the drawings alongside an article on the Beggerstaff Brothers.

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Graphic

Art forms, usually on paper, where the emphasis is on expression through line, mark-making or lettering rather than colour. This includes drawing, printmaking and typography.

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  • Acc. No. PG 2963
  • Medium Chalk or crayon on paper
  • Size 18.00 x 11.20 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1995