Pas Mèche (Nothing Doing) by Jules Bastien-Lepage A5 blank notebook

Pas Mèche (Nothing Doing) by Jules Bastien-Lepage A5 blank notebook

£3.99

A5 (21 x 14.8 cm) notebook featuring on the cover Pas Mèche (Nothing Doing) by Jules Bastien-Lepage, part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection.

This art notebook contains 32 pages of blank textured 120gsm callisto paper, with 300gsm printed card cover and stapled spine.

The title of this painting is an abbreviation of the French slang: 'Il n'y a pas meche' meaning 'There's nothing doing'. It depicts a boy in raggedy clothes looking directly to front in a relaxed manner.

He is holding a whip and also has a horn slung on his back which suggest that he was a barge boy who would have controlled the horses pulling the barge and alerted the lockmasters of its imminent arrival.

French artist Jules Batien-Lepage, influenced by realist painters, focused his works in rural people using an earthy tonal style on his paintings that inspired many British painters in late nineteenth-century, like the Glasgow Boys.

100% of all profits support the National Galleries of Scotland