Sunrise in Cowie Harbour, Aberdeenshire

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Agnes Cowieson is best known for her paintings of animals and landscapes. She travelled widely visiting countries such as Java, Malaya and South Africa, though she lived most of her life in Edinburgh. Many of her works are of rural Scottish land and seascapes such as this harbor scene. This work is subtle in tone and colour creating a delicate and romanticised depiction of fishing at this time when the herring industry was around its peak.

She exhibited over seventy works at the Royal Scottish Academy and painted many scenes of the East Coast of Scotland included this work of Cowie Harbor in Aberdeenshire. Cowie was an historic fishing village that is now considered part of the picturesque town of Stonehaven.

Maggie's Dundee


Sunrise in Cowie Harbour, Aberdeenshire


oil on canvas


H 27.5 x W 44.5 cm

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bequeathed by Neil Livingston, 2010

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