A Herd Boy by Edward Arthur Walton

This work is arguably Walton's greatest watercolour and played a key role in establishing his European reputation: in 1890 it was included in the second International Art Exhibition in Munich where the artist won a gold medal.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour with gouache and scraping out on paper
Dimensions:
53.5 x 57 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £80,000)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Andrew McIntosh Patrick through the Fine Art Society

Walton was a member of 'The Glasgow Boys', who popularised working in an almost impressionistic style in their oil paintings and watercolours. He especially drew inspiration from the work of Jules Bastien-Lepage who was renowned for his depictions of peasant figures.

Provenance

James Alexander; Sotheby's, 1984; Fine Art Society; NG Lu Pat Collection; Andrew Patrick McIntosh collection.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery The Mound, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 2EL 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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