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The Garden
The Garden
The Garden
The Garden
The Garden
The Garden
The Garden

© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: Perth & Kinross Council

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This relief, appropriately titled for the setting that inspired it, was carved during one of Fergusson's annual trips to Edinburgh, to visit his family during the First World War. Of his mother's spacious garden there, Fergusson said: 'It's the place that makes me do it. Seeing things against the foliage'.

This warm red sandstone carving conveys a joyful hedonism, with voluptuous nudes emerging and simultaneously blending with the lively surrounding of foliage. Fergusson's treatment hints at an underlying sense of the mysterious power of woman, echoing the preoccupations of his painted pre-war nudes.

The Fergusson Gallery (managed by Culture Perth and Kinross)

Perth


Date

1915

Medium

red sandstone

Measurements

H 24 x W 19 x D 22 cm

Accession number

1992.429

Acquisition method

gift

Work type

Relief


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The Fergusson Gallery (managed by Culture Perth and Kinross)

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