Jock and the Tiger Cat by John Byrne

This is a powerful example of Byrne's naive figurative approach, and was commissioned in 1978 by Mrs Johnstone whose name is drawn on the floor of the windowless room, as if in chalk.

Details

Category:
Portrait
Medium:
Oil on canvas Dimensions: 102 x 76 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,500 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
William Hardie Ltd

The distortion of scale and form, and the suggestion of symbolism in the carefully placed objects, gives the work a disquieting and surreal quality.

Provenance

Commissioned by Mrs Johnston, Edinburgh; William. Hardie Gallery.

Venue details

Perth Museum and Art Gallery 78 George Street, Perth Perth and Kinross PH1 5LB 01738 632488 www.pkc.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

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