By: By David Gauld (1865-1936)
Created: 1889, Collection: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK Rights: CC-By-SA 4.0
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‘Music’ is a rare and important early work by Gauld, painted while he was still a student at Glasgow School of Art. Merging Pre-Raphaelitism and Symbolism with the brightness of stained glass, ‘Music’ and its companion, ‘St Agnes’ (National Galleries of Scotland) were a key influence on other artists such as Hornel and Henry. This work may be related to designs for glass as Gauld is best known as a designer of stained glass, working mainly for the Glasgow partnership, Guthrie & Wells.