A pair of dun Clydesdales in full livery in front of the farmhouse, and byres with red painted doors, painted by William Robbie.The horses are obviously a source of great pride, but the car parked in the farmyard is also another source of pride.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, for farmer clients. These mixed media paintings used such folk art techniques as cigarette foil to highlight the harness.

Scottish, circa 1930.

Width: 63.5cms (25 inches)
Height: 51cms (20 inches)

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