Girl in pink and white

As the youngest in the group of painters now known collectively as the Scottish Colourists, it was not until around the time of this painting that Cadell really established his career. By then, John Duncan Fergusson and Samuel John Peploe were exhibiting in Paris and London. Cadell studied in Paris and lived in Munich before settling in his native Edinburgh around 1909. A visit to Venice in 1910 was crucial in freeing Cadell’s technique. It inspired him to paint in the loose, fluid manner of this work. He is perhaps the most sophisticated of the Colourists and is celebrated for his elegant depictions of Edinburgh New Town interiors and his brightly coloured and simplified still lifes.

  • Material/Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Date: 1911
  • Creator: Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell,
  • Accession number: 1/26A
  • Category: Fine Art
  • Subject: n/a