A Collection of Dresses mostly from nature by David Allan

Album of 61 drawings.


Details

Medium:
Pencil, pen, grey ink & watercolour
Dimensions:
23 x 18 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,928 ( Total: £14,000)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Christie's

Allan had a particular interest in costume, in street traders and in itinerant entertainers as he believed these to be the living manifestations of folk culture. The artist departed on the Grand Tour in 1767 and spent ten years there. On his return to Scotland, Allan turned his attention to Scottish subjects in a similar vein.

Provenance

Sir William Forbes 7th Bt, of Pitsligo. Christie's.

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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