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Portrait of Anne Estelle Rice 1908

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Anne Estelle Rice (1879 - 1959) was an American artist who moved to Paris in 1906. She worked as an illustrator for a Philadelphia magazine but was also a distinguished painter. Fergusson met her in the summer of 1906, before moving to Paris, and subsequently contributed illustrations to the same magazine. The two became close friends. The contrast between the bright colours and bold outlines of this painting and the Whistlerian tones of 'Dieppe, 14 July 1905: Night' (also in the Gallery's collection) shows just how much Fergusson's work had developed in three years. This was due to his contact with French avant-garde artists.

Glossary Open

Avant garde

Cultural practices that challenge tradition through experimentation and innovation. Originally a military term, in art it is particularly associated with the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Avant garde


  • Acc. No. GMA 1247
  • Medium Oil on board
  • Size 66.50 x 57.50 cm (framed: 87.30 x 77.50 x 7.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1971