A Sailor by Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell greeting card

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16.5 x 14 cm

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Single greeting card featuring A Sailor by Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.

Produced by Portfolio, the card comes with envelope, and it is blank inside so you can add your own message. Printed in the United Kingdom on chlorine free, FSC accredited environmentally friendly board.

In this image Cadell has depicted a sailor with a pipe in his mouth. The vibrant blue of his uniform is contrasted against the flash of red hair from beneath his cap. Cadell joined the Royal Scots in 1915 and produced a series of drawings of army life before leaving for service in France. Twenty of these drawings were published in 1916 in the book, titled ‘Jack and Tommy’, which was sold to benefit the Red Cross.

F.C.B. Cadell (1883 - 1937) was born in Scotland but studied in Paris and lived in Munich before settling in his native Edinburgh around 1909. Cadell's pre-war work is influenced by the Impressionists. From around 1920, his work became brighter and bolder. Shadows were suppressed to such an extent that the paintings of this period are comprised of areas of flat colour. Cadell made regular trips to France and Iona with fellow Scottish Colourist Samuel John Peploe.