Between 1920 and 1924 Sutherland spent most of his summers at Concarneau, on the south coast of Brittany, which inspired many of his best paintings. He had earlier travelled to Spain, France and Holland as the first recipient of a Carnegie Travelling Scholarship from the Royal Scottish Academy. This ebullient depiction of Breton dancers in their traditional costumes probably dates from Sutherland’s final summer in Concarneau, when he was accompanied by his new wife, the painter Dorothy Johnstone.
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