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J. Craig Annan
Bullock Cart, Burgos
14.30 x 17 cm
National Galleries of Scotland
Purchased 1994, Accession number:PGP 45.33
Curatorial description (Accessed: 29 November 2018)
In 1913, Annan travelled to Spain, accompanied by the painter and etcher, William Strang. The composition of 'Bullock Cart, Burgos' combines a strength and pride with the simplicity of the subject. The bullocks appear monumental against the low-lit background and the contrast between dark and light creates a sense of delicate movement. This melancholic image evokes D.Y. Cameron's comment on Annan's work, as 'reticent, reserved, weird and tenderly beautiful.'