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Photograph of the Eildon Hills view painting

A monochrome photograph of a watercolour painting depicting the landscape of the Eildon Hills in Melrose, viewed from Dryburgh, Scotland. Signed "W. Meldrum" on the backing paper, with the annotation "The Eildon Hills. From Dryburgh" on the reverse, but not dated. Presumed to be part of the same series as the identical photograph (DC 120/2/14).

Meldrum, William

Photograph of a painting featuring a boat on the river Tweed

A monochrome photograph of a watercolour landscape painting depicting two people near the river Tweed in Melrose, Scotland. One person is standing towards the river, while another is on a floating boat in the painting. Signed "W. Meldrum," but not dated. Includes the annotation "The Tweed near Melrose" on the reverse of backing paper.

Meldrum, William

Papers and photographs of William Meldrum, artist, student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 120
  • Collection
  • c1880s-1970s

A number of sketches and photographs of works by William Meldrum. This collection includes figure and illustrative drawings, unique pieces made of seaweed, and a series of monochrome photographs featuring landscape paintings. Most of the items are undated however the dates of creation are presumed to fall between the 1880s and 1920s. A set of typewritten paper by an unknown author dated after 1966, features a brief biography of Meldrum and descriptions of two drawings along with their custodial histories.

William Meldrum tended to work on depicting city views of Glasgow in the early 20th century and landscapes of diverse areas in Scotland. He created multiple pieces of black-and-white photographs on which his paintings have been printed; some of the photographs have identical versions.

Meldrum, William

Pattern designs

15 painted pattern designs featuring floral, organic, and geometric motifs, including one book cover design for 'Gulliver's Travels' by Jonathan Swift. Most of these designs are likely intended for use in wallpaper, textiles, or graphics, and attached to black backing paper. Some include annotations of student registration no. ("No. 71") and signed "Gerard Murphy."

Murphy, Gerard V

Plant study drawings

A series of watercolour drawings featuring plant subjects (namely Anemone, Holly, Lilly, and Violet flowers) and a folder for storing the paintings. Half of the items have been signed "G. Murphy, No. 71", and one drawing has been annotated.

Murphy, Gerard V

Material relating to Gerard V Murphy, former GSA student

  • DC 084
  • Collection
  • c1929-1943

A variety of drawings and graphic designs created by Gerard V. Murphy, a former student at The Glasgow School of Art in the 1930s. The diverse subjects of his drawings include animals, plants, architecture, human anatomy and figures. A subfonds titled 'Teaching examples' features his teaching materials as an art teacher at schools, intended for printmaking techniques and pattern design education.

Most items have been marked with his name or student registration numbers, assuming they were created during his time as a student at GSA. The dominant materials in his works are pencil and watercolour, worked on cartridge paper.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation was completed in 2019.

Murphy, Gerard V

Photograph of a mural by Francis H. Newbery

The photograph features a religious mural. The carboard displays an inscription by Francis H. Newbery dedicating the photograph to Archibald Haswell Miller. The backside of the carboard shows the original measurements of the mural and additional notes.

Newbery, Francis Henry

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