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Resting Calves

Description:

Gauld painted these Ayrshire calves in the latter part of his career. Cattle were the subject of much of his work of this period and it was with these works that his reputation was really established. They had a strong commercial appeal and it seems that he eventually slip into working to a formula.

 

Gauld was keenly interested in the decorative effects in painting and this drew him to the Kirkcudbright school. As well as a painter, he was also a stained glass designer and as such his most significant commission was for a church in Buenos Aires.

Materials/Media:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
610 x 770mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
FA/A61
Digital Number:
EAFA133n
Copyright:
The Artist