Oil on canvas
Signed, inscribed and dated verso
28 x 36 ins
During the late 1950s Johnstone painted a series of large canvases grouped as 'Northern Gothic' that are predominantly black, where the brush is used in a broad and spontaneous manner to create an uneven surface, often superimposed over an underlying form of blended colour.
Although of a later date, this painting has the same powerful effect of depth as found in the Northern Gothic series.