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Frank Brangwyn:
Gulur, 1892

Framed (ref: 2958)
Signed, dated and titled red: ‘F Brangwyn 92 Gulur’
Oil on canvas, 20 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. (52.1 x 59.7 cm.)

Tags: Sixty New Acquisitions

Reference: Galloway 264
Provenance: William de Belleroche; Mr & Mrs J G Cluff; The Fine Art Society; private collection
Exh: Exhibition of Works by Frank Brangwyn RA, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull 1933 (No 29); The Fine Art Society, 2000; MOMA Wales, (long term loan) 2006 -2016

Kandinsky praised Brangwyn as one of the first artists to use blue and red in a truly modern manner.This scene, one of several Brangwyn painted of Spanish goatherds, was undertaken whilst travelling through Spain in 1892 in company with Arthur Melville. It is aptly described in an article Brangwyn wrote for The Studio: 
‘Under the long shadows of a few poplars on the banks we could see a goatherd surrounded by flocks of black goats,looking like spots of ink on the sun-swept hills’.(33)

Brangwyn recorded that the two artists actually sketched a goatherd a few days later at Galar, as Brangwyn spelt it, Melville having persuaded the man to come down to the canal side.

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