Portrait of a Young Woman by James Cromar Watt

James Cromar Watt was an architect, designer, jeweller and enameller who dedicated his life to the promotion of the arts in the North East of Scotland.

Details

Medium:
Enamel on copper
Dimensions:
10.5 x 14.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,733 ( Total: £11,115)
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
Kenneth Reed

In this portrait, we can see the artist's progression with enameling and the development of his chosen subject matter, in this case female sitters. This rare example of his early portraiture enhances the gallery's large and significant collection of enamel work and jewellery by Watt which demonstrates his superb craftsmanship. The Art Fund helped the gallery acquire a turquoise and enamel necklace in 2006, an excellent example of Watt's jewellery.

Provenance

Tandema Gallery, London; Kenneth Reed, 1980s.

Venue details

Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill, ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire AB10 1FQ 01224 523700 www.aagm.co.uk

Entry details

Free to all

The gallery is closed until late 2018.

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