About this artwork

Bold, outlined blocks of colour form a complex pattern across the canvas. The richly textured paintwork emphasises its tapestry-like appearance, and echoes Gauld's stained-glass designs. Japanese prints influenced the composition of both this work and its companion piece 'Music' (Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow). The painting was shown at the Munich International Exhibition of 1890 alongside the Glasgow Boys' work. Its exceptional quality prompted its purchase by the influential art dealer Alexander Reid.

David Gauld

David Gauld