About this artwork

From the left the sitters are the artist's brother-in-law, two models, the artist's sister, and the artist, in his studio at 28 Queen Street in Edinburgh. This may have been similar to the large (six foot square painting) of girls in white dresses against white window curtains which Cursiter was painting in the summer of 1914, and from which he contracted lead poisoning. From 1930 to 1948 the artist was Director of the National Galleries of Scotland. He eventually resigned because the job gave him too little time in which to paint.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Stanley CursiterScottish (1887 - 1976)
  • title:
    Twilight
  • date created:
    Dated 1914
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    152.50 x 214.00 cm (framed: 183.40 x 244.80 x 8.30 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1987
  • accession number:
    NG 2452
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Stanley Cursiter

Stanley Cursiter