Sir James Guthrie (Scottish, 1859–1930) was one of the most notable members of the Glasgow Boys—a collective of nineteenth-century Scottish artists opposed to the artistic conventions of the day and known for their natural, uncontrived subject matter and a bold, immediate, and unpremeditated way of making art. Guthrie’s early works of rural subjects, painted with broad, square brushstrokes, show the strong influence of French painters such as Jules Bastien-Lepage. After brief but stimulating periods in London and Paris, Guthrie committed himself to painting directly from nature in Scotland. He experimented with pastel drawings and established a reputation as a successful portrait painter. Guthrie became the president of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1902 and was knighted the following year. Four of his finest pastel drawings have been selected for this set of notecards.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
- Tennis, 1890
- Causerie, 1892
- The Morning Paper, 1890
- Firelight Reflections, 1890
Published with Glasgow Museums.