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.

  • title:
    Twilight
  • accession number:
    NG 2452
  • artist:
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    Dated 1914
  • measurements:
    152.50 x 214.00 cm (framed: 183.40 x 244.80 x 8.30 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1987
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Stanley Cursiter. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Stanley Cursiter

Stanley Cursiter