Album of 61 drawings.
A Collection of Dresses mostly from nature by David Allan, 1776
© Aberdeen Art Gallery
- Pencil, pen, grey ink & watercolour
- 23 x 18 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £4,928 ( Total: £14,000)
- Acquired in:
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.
Sir William Forbes 7th Bt, of Pitsligo. Christie's.
Entry detailsFree to all
The gallery is closed until 2019.