About this artwork

Lucas was an amateur painter, which gave him the freedom to develop in a completely free and idiosyncratic direction, marking him out as one of the most unusual Scottish artists of the twentieth century. This work certainly shows the influence of cubism in the fragmentation and analysis of the subject, particularly identifiable in the figure’s face on the right hand side of the canvas. The composition seems to depict two figures in a landscape, perhaps sitting on a picnic blanket. In the bottom left there is a small brown dog, which seems to be after some food, its mouth open wide.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Walking the Dog
  • date created:
    1949
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    51.00 x 62.20 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2013
  • accession number:
    GMA 5377
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Edwin G. Lucas

Edwin G. Lucas