Pink Dress - Cap D'Antibes

Fergusson's love of working outdoors found a natural progression in his relationship with Margaret Morris in terms of her own training methods. During her Summer Schools, first established during the First World War, she encourgaged innovative outdoor dance classes in the sunshine and fresh air.

Both Fergusson and Morris were totally dedicated to their respective art forms and worked very hard. This was balanced by the idyllic summer months that they spent in the South of France. This modest painting captures the mood of unhurried informality and relaxation that they enjoyed during well-earned breaks.

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 panel
  • Date: 1959
  • Creator: John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961)
  • Accession number: 1992.302
  • Category: Fine Art
  • Subject: n/a