This picture is based on a
watercolour painting by J Douglas RSW. This name appears at the
bottom-right of the picture.
This artist was, in fact,
James Douglas of Dundee
(1858-1911) who studied in Edinburgh. Several of his paintings have
also been reproduced as Cynicus postcards.
From 1895 to 1897 James
Douglas lived and worked in Rothenburg, Germany, and from 1904 to 1908 he
exhibited at the Tayport Art Circle in Dundee.
He was elected RSW
in 1900 but seems to have been struck off in 1907 as a result of mental
illness which led to his confinement. He exhibited some 76 works at
the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh between 1881 and 1907, and many of
his works in
There are five works by
him the collection of the Edinburgh City Art Centre