Shepherd's Life: Paintings of Jenny Armstrong by Victoria Crowe

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A collection of drawings and paintings by Victoria Crowe, depicting the shepherd, Jenny Armstrong

A Shepherd's Life focuses on Jenny Armstrong, born in 1903 at the farm in Fairliehope, who spent her life working as a shepherd in the Pentland Hills. In a series of remarkable paintings made over 20 years and based on close observation, Victoria Crowe, one of Scotland's foremost painters, pays tribute to the life and work of an exceptional woman. in spite of their different ages and backgrounds, the two women came to value each other's company and it was through the shepherd that the artist learned how to interpret the surrounding landscape.

  • Author: Alice Strang, Senior Curator at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
  • Hardcover: 64 pages | 25 colour illustrations
  • Date published: January 1999
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1903278024
  • Product Dimensions:  19.9 x 17.8 cm

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