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The Glasgow Boys and Girls were a group of radical young artists, most of whom came from Glasgow or thereabouts, who rebelled against the jaded Victorian passion for highland scenes and story-telling pictures. They sprang to prominence in the 1880s as documentary painters of rural life in all its harsh reality. This Curation, which draws largely from work in the Fleming Collection as well as public collections, is a forerunner of an actual exhibition to be staged at the Granary Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed later in the summer. Unless otherwise stated all works are courtesy of the Fleming Collection, a charity which promotes Scottish art and creativity through loans from its outstanding collection of Scottish art, cultural diplomacy and education.

21 artworks
Pas mèche (Nothing Doing)
Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

Pas mèche (Nothing Doing) 1882

Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848–1884)

Oil on canvas

H 132.1 x W 89.5 cm

National Galleries of Scotland

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Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland. Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund 2007.

Edward Arthur Walton (1860–1922)

Edward Arthur Walton, The Herd Boy, 1886, watercolour and gouache on paper

Fieldworkers
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Fieldworkers

Flora Macdonald Reid (1860–c.1940)

Oil on canvas

H 101.6 x W 61 cm

The Fleming Collection

The Bridge, Crowland
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

The Bridge, Crowland c.1882

James Guthrie (1859–1930)

Oil on canvas

H 30.5 x W 23.2 cm

The Fleming Collection

A Hind's Daughter
Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

A Hind's Daughter 1883

James Guthrie (1859–1930)

Oil on canvas

H 91.5 x W 76.2 cm

National Galleries of Scotland

Henry_In_a_Cottar_s_Garden_jpg
Photo credit: The National Trust for Scotland, Broughton House & Garden

George Henry (1858–1943)

George Henry, A Cottars Garden, 1885, watercolour

Back Wynd, Ceres
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Back Wynd, Ceres

Edward Arthur Walton (1860–1922)

Oil on canvas

H 78.7 x W 63.5 cm

The Fleming Collection

Under the Cherry Tree
Photo credit: National Museums Northern Ireland

Under the Cherry Tree 1884

John Lavery (1856–1941)

Oil on canvas

H 150.8 x W 150.4 cm

National Museums Northern Ireland

Early Autumn, Grez
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Early Autumn, Grez

Alexander Ignatius Roche (1861–1921)

Oil on canvas laid down on board

H 45.7 x W 38 cm

The Fleming Collection

Near St Andrews
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Near St Andrews

William York MacGregor (1855–1923)

Oil on canvas

H 48.9 x W 61 cm

The Fleming Collection

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Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Arthur Melville (1855–1904)

Arthur Melville, A Cairo Street, 1883, watercolour on paper

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Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

Joseph Crawhall (1861–1913)

Joseph Crawhall, The White Drake, c.1895, gouache on linen

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Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Joseph Crawhall (1861–1913)

Joseph Crawhall, The Bull Ring, Algeciras / Bullfight, Algeciras, 1891, watercolour on paper

Edinburgh from Craigleith Quarry
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Edinburgh from Craigleith Quarry

James Paterson (1854–1932)

Oil on canvas

H 50.8 x W 61 cm

The Fleming Collection

View of Corrie on Arran
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

View of Corrie on Arran

James McLachlan Nairn (1859–1904)

Oil on canvas

H 30.5 x W 45.7 cm

The Fleming Collection

The Blue Hungarians
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

The Blue Hungarians

John Lavery (1856–1941)

Oil on canvas

H 30.5 x W 35.5 cm

The Fleming Collection

In Camp
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

In Camp

William J. Kennedy (1859–1918)

Oil on canvas

H 28 x W 38.3 cm

The Fleming Collection

Sand Dunes, Tangier
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Sand Dunes, Tangier

Alexander Mann (1853–1908)

Oil on canvas

H 43 x W 53.3 cm

The Fleming Collection

Children at Play
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Children at Play

Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864–1933)

Oil on canvas

H 40.6 x W 60.9 cm

The Fleming Collection

Geisha Girls
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Geisha Girls

Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864–1933)

Oil on canvas

H 59.7 x W 39.4 cm

The Fleming Collection

A Galloway Landscape
Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

A Galloway Landscape 1889

George Henry (1858–1943)

Oil on canvas

H 121.9 x W 152.4 cm

Glasgow Museums

Edward Atkinson Hornel
Photo credit: National Trust for Scotland, Broughton House & Garden

Edward Atkinson Hornel

Bessie MacNicol (1869–1904)

Oil on canvas

H 74 x W 63.5 cm

National Trust for Scotland, Broughton House & Garden

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© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Constance Walton (1865–1960), RSW

Constance Walton, Day Dreams, c.1895, watercolour

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© Courtesy the estate of the artist. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Katherine Cameron (1874–1965), RWS, RE, FRSA

Katherine Cameron, Apple Blossom and Bees, c.1900, pencil and watercolour on paper

Henry_Girl_Reading_jpg
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

George Henry (1858–1943)

George Henry, Girl Reading, 1896, pastel on paper

A Newhaven Fishwife
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

A Newhaven Fishwife

Alexander Ignatius Roche (1861–1921)

Oil on canvas

H 127 x W 111.8 cm

The Fleming Collection

Colour Sketch, Saint Agnes
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Colour Sketch, Saint Agnes

David Gauld (1867–1936)

Oil on canvas

H 50.8 x W 40.6 cm

The Fleming Collection

Winter Sunshine, Moniaive
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

Winter Sunshine, Moniaive

James Paterson (1854–1932)

Oil on canvas

H 61 x W 40.6 cm

The Fleming Collection

The Highland Glen
Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

The Highland Glen c.1893

Arthur Melville (1855–1904)

Watercolour on paper

H 58.5 x W 84 cm

The Fleming Collection