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Two Women (circa 1946)

Robert Colquhoun

monotype, printed in colour

The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

Two Women (circa 1946)





Ink, Paper

Physical Object Description:

Monotype print of two figures in cubist style




70 x 103.6 cm

Accession Number:

GLAHA 17465


Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1961



Ownership history:

Gifted by Sir Colin Anderson (1904-1980) to the Contemporary Art Society, 1959; presented to The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 1961


Portraits, Cubism
Women, either singly or in pairs, were a frequent motif for the Neo-Romantic artist Robert Colquhoun in his paintings, drawings, monotypes and lithographs during the years 1943–6. They have been interpreted by some as discreet portraits of himself and fellow Scottish painter and life-long partner Robert McBryde (1913-1966) whom he had met at the Glasgow School of Art in the early 1930s and was living with at 77 Bedford Gardens in London during and just after WW2. The Cubist-style Two Women was gifted to the Contemporary Art Society in 1959 by the shipping magnate Sir Colin Anderson (1904-1980). Anderson was also an elected buyer for the CAS in 1946 and had purchased three other works by Colquhoun from his solo show at Alex Reid & Lefevre Ltd (The Lefevre Gallery) in February 1946: Woman with a Birdcage (1946), Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, Two Women Talking No. 2 (1946), Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne and Woman in Straw Hat (1946), Aberdeen Art Gallery. This colour monotype was presented by the CAS to The Hunterian, University of Glasgow in 1961.

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