Auld Lang Syne: Days of Long Ago

Burns Night is just around the corner and in celebration we have delved into our Prints and Drawings collection to bring you a selection of Scottish inspired works on paper.

Scotland has long been on the artist’s wish list of places to make work, and it is easy to see why. The following works deliver a strong sense of the almighty scale of the Scottish landscape, and the challenges it would have no doubt presented the artists with during their visits in the late 1700s, early 1800s.

From wide rivers and endless forests to vast Mountains and stormy skies, the environment demands of the artist an equally natural, confident and uncompromising approach to capture its often breath-taking beauty.

 

View of a coast with a large mountain (Scotland) George Howland Beaumont (1753-1827) Graphite, watercolour (grey) on paper Height: 11.5 cm; Width: 17.2 cm;  Acquisition Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952 D.1952.RW.3423.1

View of a coast with a large mountain (Scotland)
George Howland Beaumont (1753-1827)
Graphite, watercolour (grey) on paper

 

Near Kelso 1800-01 Thomas Girtin (1775-1802) Height: 26 cm; Width: 43.8 cm; Inscription Signed, lower left, recto, Girtin // Acquisition Scharf, Dorothy (Miss); bequest; 2007 (March) D.2007.DS.18
Near Kelso
1800-01
Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)

West view of Dumbarton Castle 10.1788 Joseph Farington (1747-1821) Graphite, pen and ink, watercolour on paper Height: 22.9 cm; Width: 44.4 cm;  Inscription Signed, graphite, lower right, Jos: Farington. Titled, dated, graphite, lower left, west view of Dumbarton/ Castle. October. 1788 Notes, graphite, at various points of the drawing, grey/ white/ 81/ GA Acquisition Spooner, William (Mr and Mrs); bequest; 1967 D.1967.WS.42  Thomas Girtin’s Near Kelso. 1800 -1801

West view of Dumbarton Castle
Joseph Farington (1747-1821)
Graphite, pen and ink, watercolour on paper

 

And if you would like to find out more about these and other works in our Prints and Drawings Collection you can visit the Prints and Drawings Study Room between 1.30pm and 4pm on Wednesdays when the Study Room is open on a drop-in basis

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