Kirkwall in the Orkneys

© estate of Stanley Cursiter. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Orkney Islands Council

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A view of Kirkwall from the Peedie Sea dominated by St Magnus Cathedral, this painting also shows the gasworks and Kirkwall's first electric power station amid the huddle of roofs. The sailing yole gives the foreground interest and there is sign of human activity, quiet and unassuming on the banks of he sea. The painting was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1951.

Kirkwall and St Ola Community Centre and Town Hall



Kirkwall in the Orkneys




oil on canvas


H 100.5 x W 152 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from T. G. Kirkness to the people of Orkney

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Inscription description

Stanley Cursiter 1951


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Normally on display at

Kirkwall and St Ola Community Centre and Town Hall

Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands KW15 1DH Scotland

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