About this artwork

Cadell first visited the island of Iona, off the west coast of Scotland, in 1912. Thereafter he returned frequently, often in the company of Peploe. Cadell’s paintings show everyday life on the island such as the brightly-roofed building seen here, and he felt the light was of the same quality as that in the south of France. Like Peploe, Cadell found the tranquillity of the island a welcome break from his life in Edinburgh. His canvases of island scenes, painted in bold colours with block-like brushstrokes, were easy to sell when he returned to the city.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    F.C.B. CadellScottish (1883 - 1937)
  • title:
    Iona Croft
  • date created:
    mid-1920s
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas-board
  • measurements:
    37.70 x 45.00 cm (framed: 49.70 x 57.00 x 6.30 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Dr R.A. Lillie 1977
  • accession number:
    GMA 1893
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  • subject:
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  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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F.C.B. Cadell

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