About this artwork

In 1878, Melville made his debut at the Royal Academy in London with A Cabbage Garden. This pioneering composition is believed to have inspired Guthrie’s A Hind’s Daughter of 1883. Melville’s painting also illustrates his awareness of other artistic groups in Europe such as the Barbizon and Hague school artists. The sale of Melville’s picture to the Lasswade paper manufacturer James Hunter Annandale partially financed the artist’s studies in Paris from 1878 to 1880.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Arthur MelvilleScottish (1855 - 1904)
  • title:
    A Cabbage Garden
  • date created:
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    45.50 x 30.50 cm; Framed: 68.00 x 52.80 x 9.10 cm / 8.00 kg
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased by private treaty sale with the assistance of the Art Fund, 2007
  • accession number:
    NG 2822
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  • subject:
  • glossary:
  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Arthur Melville

Arthur Melville

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