Kirklee Bridge, Glasgow

By nature a prolific artist, Fergusson spent his final years painting in Scotland. He settled in Glasgow in 1939, remaining there until his death in 1961. He chose Glasgow as he felt it to be the most Highland and therefore the most Celtic city. He was keen to revive a distinctly Scottish cultural tradition.

He worked at this time in a light, spacious, studio flat situated on the top floor of 4 Clouston Street, overlooking the Botanical Gardens. The relatively limited range of subject matter wityh which he had always worked remained constant and the local surroundings provided a renewed source of artistic inspiration.

On his death in 1961 Fergusson left the largest collection of his works in existence to his partner, Margaret Morris (1891-1980). In 1963 she established the JD Fergusson Art Foundation, who subsequently gifted the entire collection, archive and copyright to Perth and Kinross District Council in November 1991.

  • Material/Medium: oil paint on canvas
  • Date: 1941
  • Creator: John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961)
  • Accession number: 1992.284
  • Category: Fine Art
  • Subject: n/a