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The dramatic lighting and fleeting weather effects highlight the rocky cliffs, in an awe-inspiring scene. This painting makes an impact through the artist's ability to interpret the sheer majesty of the forbidding scenery. McCulloch was without doubt the outstanding painter of the romantic view, and he inspired many imitators but no equals.

This large oil depicts one of the best-known locations on the Scottish tourist trail. Glencoe is acknowledged as Horatio McCulloch's masterpiece, and is often hailed as the most memorable and most archetypal of all Scottish landscape paintings of the Victorian era. Scotland and her romantic past were celebrated in pictures such as this as well as in the literature of Sir Walter Scott.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum






oil on canvas


H 110.5 x W 182.9 cm

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bequeathed by Mrs Janet Rodger, 1901

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