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Scottish Landscape

1871 Robert S. Duncanson Born: New York 1821 Died: Detroit, Michigan 1872 oil on canvas 29 5/8 x 50 in. (75.4 x 127 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of James Bauld and Robert Tessier 1983.95.164 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Robert S. Duncanson made several trips to Scotland, probably inspired by his father's Scottish heritage. He created romantic wilderness views that may have been influenced by the novels and poems of Sir Walter Scott. In this piece the warm colors and rich vegetation make a remote scene appear welcoming, and would have appealed to the sentimental tastes of his American patrons.

Keywords

Animal

Landscape - farm

Landscape - river

Landscape - Scotland

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Robert S. Duncanson

Born: New York 1821 Died: Detroit, Michigan 1872

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