Folder DC 025/3/2 - Works of Lewis Ballantine & Others

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DC 025/3/2


Works of Lewis Ballantine & Others


  • c1930s-1990s (Creation)

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25 items.

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Collection of drawings. Some are signed by Lewis Ballantine, some are unattributed and some are signed by others. Includes: abstract works of art; "Mes Parents"; abstract female life studies; portrait of a female signed A. Roberts(on?); scene of thatched cottages signed R.D. Nisbet, 1932; portrait of R. Dow Nisbet (her father) signed ALN (Alice Nisbet); male life study; studies of windows and scenes "after" Daniel Vierge, Joseph Pannell, D.A. Gregg; sketch of a train; water colour of a canal scene signed James Morton. Some drawings are outsize.

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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.


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Lewis Ballantine was a student of the School from January 1966 (when he joined the non-diploma class) until 1970.

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Lewis Ballantine was a student of the School from January 1966 (when he joined the non-diploma class) until 1970. It is comprised of his own works of art such as life drawings, self portraits, design work and sketchbooks, and photographs, as well as sketchbooks and notebooks that belonged to his mother and father. The work in the collection by Lewis Ballantine forms a valuable record of his time at the Glasgow School of Art. They show the development of his work as an artist, and provide an example of the type of work that Drawing and Painting students were required to produce during this period. Lewis Ballantine's mother, Alice Longmuir Nisbet was herself at Glasgow School of Art in the 1930s, and was involved in the Socialist Art Circle. The sketchbooks in this collection also contain works by other members of the group such as Stuart Henderson, Jimmy Morton, James ("Jimmy") Ogilvie, W. C. Thompson and John McLean. The photographs in the collection picture Alice Longmuir Ballantine and John ("Jack") Hendry Ballantine, and Lewis Ballantine's maternal grandfather, Robert Dow Nisbet.

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GB 1694 DC 025/3/2

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition


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