A pair of folk art dapple grey Clydesdale horses set in a stylised Buchan landscape by William Robbie.Born in 1887 in the parish of
Old Deer, Buchan, William Robbie, who was one of thirteen children showed early artistic talent although his family could not afford to send him to art school. However he won many school prizes for his work and identified a ready market painting Clydesdales, the tractors of the time, in full livery for farmer clients. These mixed media paintings used such folk art techniques as cigarette foilto highlight the harness, as in this painting.
Scottish, circa 1925
Width: 48cms (19 inches)
Height:38cms (15 inches)