The Golden Age of Sauchiehall Street: July 1951 – “Under Ten Pounds” Exhibition at T. and R. Annan’s Gallery, 518 Sauchiehall Street

An article by the paper’s Art Critic, on page three of The Glasgow Herald, on Tuesday the 10th of July, 1951,






The belief that nobody buys pictures in July continues to be disproved by the ‘Under Ten Pounds’

exhibition, now an annual event at T. and R. Annan’s gallery, 518 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, where

a rash of red spots has already appeared on the frames.


Though most of the exhibits are by artists no longer living there is more than a sprinkling of contemporary

work, and while the majority of the pictures are small many well-known names are included. Exceptions

even from the point of view of size include a large Cadell portrait study and water-colour flower-pieces by

Katherine Cameron (who also contributes an attractive landscape).


Admirers of the Glasgow school will find much of interest, not least a glowing little ‘Harvest Moon’ by

William Kennedy and George Henry’s gaily decorative ‘Summer’.


Among the 81 paintings, drawings, and etchings are works by Muirhead Bone, D. Y. Cameron, and

James McBey. Later trends are represented in the rich colour of William MacTaggart’s ‘Near Drumnadrochit’

and Donald Bain’s ‘Casino, Monte Carlo'”.



George Fairfull-Smith, October 2022.