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Backyard, Bartholomew Street, Glasgow; in foreground shovel against wall at left, and a pump and trough, beyond a figure at left and another on stairs, in background row of houses
Pen and black ink and watercolour
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Height: 258 millimetres
Width: 196 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Pringle was trained as a watch-maker in Glasgow's East End and also worked as an assistant to an optician; his only formal education as an artist was at evening classes at Glasgow School of Art from 1885-95, where Muirhead Bone was a fellow student. This is typical of his early work, which concentrated almost exclusively on his immediate environment. During the 1880s Pringle was still susceptible to the influence of the Pre-Raphealites. His later compositions, however, show his awareness of French painting, particularly the work of the Impressionists.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1922, Glasgow School of Art
1946, Saltire Club
1964, Glasgow Art Gallery, Kelvingrove, 'Centenary Exhibition', no.29
1968, Scottish Arts Council Touring Exhibition
1973, Paisley Art Institute, no.40
1973, City of Edinburgh Art Centre
1981 Aug-Sep, Glasgow AG, 'Pringle'
1981 Sep-Oct, Perth AG, 'Pringle'
1981 Oct-Dec, City AG, Edinburgh, 'Pringle'
1981/2 Dec-Jan, Graves AG, Sheffield, 'Pringle'
1982 Jan-Feb, Southampton AG, 'Pringle'
1982 Mar-Apr, Fine Art Society, 'Pringle'
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- Acquisition notes
- The donor's father-in-law, William Meldrum, was a friend of the artist.
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