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  • Francis Dodd,  19th Century Watercolour of a Glasgow Street. Simply framed with a limewash mount, it appears to be early morning with a delivery cart unloading while the horses are given some feed. It could possibly be a station, and they could be waiting for the train to bring up supplies form the country. Dodd possibly saw this scene frequently as he walked to his classes at the Glasgow School of Art. A reminder of his Welsh childhood, and the way farm produce was sent to be sold in the cities. 


    Francis Dodd (1874 -1949) Draughtsman, painter and printmaker, especially of portraits, born at Holyhead, Anglesey. Studied at Glasgow School of Art under Fra Newbery and Archibald Kay, winning the Haldane Scholarship in 1893, travelling to France, Italy and later to Spain. For about 10 years from 1895 lived in Manchester, then settled in Blackheath in southeast London, which he often painted and drew. Dodd was an Official War Artist during World War I and was a trustee of the Tate Gallery, 1928–35, being elected RA in 1935. Dodd exhibited extensively at NEAC, RA and RWS and at many other venues and his work is in a number of British public collections, including Tate Gallery, in South Africa and Australia.


    Francis Dodd, 19th Century Watercolour of a Glasgow Street

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