Rain on Princes Street Stanley Cursiter Coaster
Single melamine coaster reproducing artwork Rain on Princes Street, 1913, by Stanley Cursiter
Inspired by early Futurist paintings, Cursiter captured the modern energy of Edinburgh's busy shopping street and the half-glimpsed faces partially obscured by the geometric shapes of large umbrellas.
Cursiter was one of the first students of the newly-opened Edinburgh College of Art and played an important role in introducing Post-Impressionism and Futurism to Scotland. He was appointed Director of the National Galleries of Scotland in 1930 and King's Limner for Scotland in 1948. Cursiter initiated the campaign to create a Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.