A stunning self-portrait by the renowned Scottish Colourist painter F C B Cadell, has been acquired by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, where it will go on public display for the first time since its acquisition this week. Painted in 1914, it was a highlight of the hugely successful retrospective exhibition of Cadell’s work held in 2011-12. The painting has been purchased with a very generous grant of £100,000 from the Art Fund and significant support from the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland. It will be hung in the Gallery’s Great Hall, to complement the current exhibition Collecting Now, which focuses on the Gallery’s growing collection. Like his fellow Colourists, J D Fergusson and S J Peploe, Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883-1937) spent time living in Paris in the early years of the twentieth century and was influenced by direct contact with avant-garde artists working there. In the perio

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