Towards Todhead Lighthouse

Towards Todhead Lighthouse

Angus Menmuir Neil

Artist:Angus Menmuir Neil
Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland, 1924 - 1992

pastel on paper

Todhead lighthouse stands to the south of Catterline village.

Writing to the then Director of Aberdeen Art Gallery, Ian McKenzie Smith, Angus Neil described these pastel drawings in vivid and poetic lines and revealing how they captured the landscape that had inspired his friend and fellow painter Joan Eardley:

Carol [Gibbons] has some pastels of mine all related to the places Joan painted the mains the raith the beach Slain park Kineff the Crawton the village the sunset the sheep the rain the sun the wheat the corn the binder the horses the pub the Johnny Walker bottles the taxi the shop the petrol pump and the whole bloody disappointing set up.. (21st June 1980).


Purchased in 1981.
© Estate of the Artist (2008)
Overall: Height: 26.5 cm, Width: 36.6 cm
Acc. No. ABDAG000577

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