Bike Perch by Derrick Guild

This work was inspired by the collection at Perth Museum and Art Gallery.


Oil on linen
152 x 194 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
Derrick Guild

It depicts a trompe l’oeil effect which is reminiscent of the Old Master and smaller Dutch paintings at Perth. Secondly the numerous bird specimens are evocative of the museum specimens which used for form part of the collection. Guild used to cycle along the river from Perth on fishing trips and observe the rich variety of wildlife in this part of Scotland. All these components have been brought together in the present work.


The artist.

Venue details

Perth Museum and Art Gallery 78 George St, Perth Perth & Kinross PH1 5LB 01738 632488

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