About this artwork

This lively stained-glass window was originally situated in Wilson's home in Belford Mews, Edinburgh. The artist designed and made windows such as this as a break from his religious stained-glass commissions. The composition revolves around the central figure of the fiddler, with the other figures dancing and playing instruments, while a dog howls at the bottom. Wilson's fragmentary representation of the figures and expressive colour and imagery are paralleled in contemporary Scottish painting, for example the work of Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde.

  • title:
    The Irish Jig
  • accession number:
    GMA 3660
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  • materials:
    Stained-glass panel
  • date created:
    1948
  • measurements:
    91.00 x 76.50 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1992
  • copyright:
    © ESTATE OF WILLIAM WILSON OBE. RSA

William Wilson

William Wilson