About this artwork

James Paterson studied at Glasgow School of Art, and attended classes at the Parisian studio of Jean-Paul Laurens each winter from 1879–1882. Paterson had known the Glasgow Boy William York MacGregor, since his schooldays, and first encountered Guthrie, Walton and Crawhall at the St Mungo Art Club in 1878. They would all meet regularly at MacGregor’s studio, where they adopted a collective interest in Realist painting, especially the work of Jules Bastien-Lepage and the Barbizon painters. Although best-known as a landscape painter, portraiture also constituted a significant part of Paterson’s output. He made a series of portraits of his family and friends, sometimes using photographs as a starting point.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    James PatersonScottish (1854 - 1932)
  • title:
    Lady Guthrie, Wife of Lord Charles Guthrie
  • date created:
    Dated 1918
  • materials:
    Chalk and pastel on paper
  • measurements:
    53.90 x 36.80 cm (framed: 79.10 x 66.50 x 2.10 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Thomas Gascoigne Gift 1941
  • accession number:
    D 4119
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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James Paterson

James Paterson