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Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s is a temporary exhibition at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh. Marking one hundred years since the dawn of the ‘Roaring Twenties’, the exhibition showcases a selection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures from the City Art Centre’s collection of Scottish art. Featured artists include J.D. Fergusson, S.J Peploe, Eric Robertson, Dorothy Johnstone, Stanley Cursiter and William McCance. This Curation presents some of the highlights of the exhibition.

15 artworks
Villa Gotte Garden
© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Villa Gotte Garden c.1920

John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961)

Oil on canvas

H 37.5 x W 37.1 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Portrait of an Artist, William Skeoch Cumming (1864–1929)
Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Portrait of an Artist, William Skeoch Cumming (1864–1929) 1920

James Pittendrigh MacGillivray (1856–1938)

Bronze

H 76.8 x W 52.7 x D 43.1 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Cecile Walton at Crianlarich
Photo credit: Lyon & Turnbull

Cecile Walton at Crianlarich 1920

Eric Harald Macbeth Robertson (1887–1941)

Oil on canvas

H 91 x W 105 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Lily
© Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Lily 1921

Benno Schotz (1891–1984)

Bronze

H 27.7 x W 23.5 x D 31.2 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

The Chalk Pit
Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

The Chalk Pit 1922

George Henry (1858–1943)

Oil on canvas

H 106.7 x W 127.1 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

A Glass of Milk
© estate of Stanley Cursiter. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

A Glass of Milk 1923

Stanley Cursiter (1887–1976)

Oil on canvas

H 40.6 x W 45.7 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Rest Time in the Life Class
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Rest Time in the Life Class 1923

Dorothy Johnstone (1892–1980)

Oil on canvas

H 121.5 x W 106.2 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

James Pryde (1866–1941)
© estate of the artist. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

James Pryde (1866–1941) 1924

Herbert James Gunn (1893–1964)

Oil on canvas

H 127.7 x W 102 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

National Gallery and Castle, Edinburgh
Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

National Gallery and Castle, Edinburgh 1925

Nicol Laidlaw (1886–1929)

Etching on paper

H 22.5 x W 30 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

A Garment of War
Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

A Garment of War c.1926

David Young Cameron (1865–1945)

Oil on canvas

H 121.9 x W 167 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

St Andrew Square – The Banks
Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

St Andrew Square – The Banks 1926

Ernest Stephen Lumsden (1883–1948)

Pencil on paper

H 26.5 x W 36 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Sanctuary
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Sanctuary 1923–1927

William Johnstone (1897–1981)

Oil on board

H 122.5 x W 121.9 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Dreams
Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Dreams c.1928

David Simpson Foggie (1878–1948)

Oil on canvas

H 92 x W 71.4 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

View from the Mound, Edinburgh, Looking West
Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

View from the Mound, Edinburgh, Looking West c.1929

William Crozier (1893–1930)

Oil on panel

H 55.2 x W 46.3 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Portrait with Still Life
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Portrait with Still Life

George Telfer Bear (1876–1973)

Oil on board

H 100.3 x W 74.2 cm

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council