The painting features two children in a rural scene, and is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest paintings of the Glasgow Boys movement – a group of Scottish painters whose work had a huge impact on the development of British modern art.

This painting is a joint purchase by Glasgow City Council and the National Galleries of Scotland.


Thomas George Bishop; Margaret Donnison Bishop; McAlpine family by descent; Ewing foundation for Deaf Children; Sotheby's.

Scottish National Gallery

The Mound, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH2 2EL
0131 624 6200

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