F.C.B. Cadell, Reflections (c.1915), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow. Oil on canvas, 117 x 102 cms.
Literature: Hewlett, Tom, 'F.C.B. Cadell', Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2011, plate 45
Image courtesy of Glasgow Life / Glasgow Museums
F.C.B. Cadell, The Black Hat (1914), Edinburgh City Art Centre. Oil, 112 x 86.5 cms.
Literature: Strang, Alice, 'F.C.B. Cadell', National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2011, plate 20
Hewlett, Tom, 'F.C.B. Cadell', Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2011, plate 161
Pictures such as this, showing a fashionably clad woman in the elegant interiors typical of Edinburgh’s imposing Georgian New Town, would have appealed to collectors in the city. Furthermore, such scenes offered Cadell the opportunity to hone his bravura paint handling in their combination of reflective and matte surfaces and textures of elaborate clothing replete with ruffles and plumage.
F.C.B. Cadell, Self Portrait (1914), Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. Oil on canvas, 113 x 87 cms.
The self-portrait was an important means through which an artist could project an image of himself to his audience. In this self portrait, the artist presents himself not as the dishevelled genius, but as a gentleman artist, wearing white overalls to protect his smart clothing. Cadell depicts himself with immaculately slicked back hair, standing imperiously in front of one of his own canvases. Stanley Cursiter commented on Cadell’s suavity, noting that the artist was ‘careful in dress but seldom without a gay, distinctive note – shepherd tartan trousers – a blue scarf- a yellow waistcoat – or all the glory of his kilt, but with all – an air!’
oil, 127 x 102 cms.
Literature: Strang, Alice, 'F.C.B. Cadell', National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2011, plate 22
Hewlett, Tom, 'F.C.B. Cadell', Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2011, plate 67
J. D. Fergusson, The Hat with the Pink Scarf, The Fergusson Gallery, Perth.
Oil on board, 76 x 63 cms.
© The Fergusson Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council, Scotland