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Lumber: A Silhouette
© Robyn Denny

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Lumber: A Silhouette About 1921

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This painting is from a series begun in 1909, called 'The Human Comedy'. The paintings were inspired by a four-poster bed, reputed to have been slept in by Mary, Queen of Scots, from the palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh. The theatricality of the paintings, with the melodramatic lighting effects and enormous bed dwarfing the human figures, owes much to Pryde's interest in the theatre. In this particular painting, a brooding figure stands beside the tattered bed, with odd bits of furniture - the 'lumber' indicated in the title - scattered about.


  • Acc. No. GMA 1521
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 151.80 x 131.10 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1975