Joseph Crawhall: The Flower Shop A4 Sketchbook

Joseph Crawhall: The Flower Shop A4 Sketchbook

Sale price£21.50
Pickup available at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Usually ready in 2-4 days

Joseph Crawhall: The Flower Shop A4 Sketchbook

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

Argyle Street
Glasgow G3 8AG
United Kingdom


Here we have a fabulous A5 sketchbook which features Jospeh Crawhall's 'The Flower Shop' c. 1894 - 1900 on the cover.

50 sheets of Accent Antique textured fine art paper. For writing, drawing and painting.

William Burrell collected more works by Glasgow Boy Joseph Crawhall than any other artist. These 23 paintings, mainly watercolour and gouache, on display at The Burrell allow us a more intimate glimpse of the man whom Whistler called "the truest artist of the Glasgow men".

A woman pauses with her horse and carriage outside a flower shop, the word 'FLORISTS’ stencilled beneath the window, which is bright with pink and purple blooms, green foliage and plants in terracotta pots. The red shaft and wheels of the carriage create a striking contrast against the black flanks of the horse, elegantly posed in near-profile, and the colourful window display behind. Crawhall often painted horses and carts in profile, enjoying the decorative potential of wheels and shafts. Horses were among Crawhall’s favourite subjects. He grew up with horses, was a confident jockey and for a while ran a stud. He was very good at depicting the specific characteristics of individual animals, the way they arched their neck, flicked an ear, rested a leg. This black carriage horse with a white star on its forehead and two white socks, its tail docked to prevent it getting caught in the carriage workings, stands proudly in an alert posture. Its driver was probably Crawhall’s younger sister Beatrice.


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