This is a very rare, large pen and ink study by the celebrated Scottish artist, Sir Robin Philipson, and is stylistically reminiscent of studies of bulls made in the 1960s by Picasso.
It is drawn in pen, ink and wash on a large sheet of paper, and is framed ready to hang.
Image size: 38 x 49 cm. Frame size: 58.5 x 69 cm
Robin Philipson was a seminal figure in the history of twentieth-century Scottish painting. He was born in Broughton-in-Furness and moved to Scotland with his family when he was 14.
He was schooled at Dumfries Academy and then studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1936 to 1940.
Philipson became a lecturer at the College of Art in 1947, later taking the post of Head of the Drawing and Painting Department from 1960 to 1982.
His early work was mainly of landscapes, still lifes, and interiors.
He was strongly influenced by William Gillies and John Maxwell, with whom, amongst others, he shared membership of the group known as The Edinburgh School.
Philipson was well-known for his bold use of colour and his liberal use of heavy impasto in his works.
He was appointed as President of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1973, a position he held until 1983.
He also received many honours during his career, including a knighthood in 1976 for his services to art in Scotland.
SADLY, THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE FOR UK POSTING ONLY. It is sold as framed.