Anne Redpath

From a Window in Skye

About this artwork

In the 1940s, Redpath was greatly influenced by the French painter Henri Matisse (1869-1954). She took inspiration from his heightened colours including pinks, greens and yellows, which can be seen in this work. She was also influenced by his window view compositions, in which landscapes are seen from an interior setting. Redpath travelled to the Isle of Skye with family for a month in 1946 and made numerous paintings on location. It was a fruitful period for the artist, during which time she created enough work for a solo exhibition at the Gordon Small Gallery on Princes Street in Edinburgh in March 1947.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    From a Window in Skye
  • date created:
    About 1946
  • materials:
    Gouache on card
  • measurements:
    26.30 x 35.30 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Dr R.A. Lillie 1977
  • accession number:
    GMA 1961
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
  • subject:
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Anne Redpath

Anne Redpath