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Albert Pinkham Ryder
Lord Ullin's Daughter
before 1907
oil
20 1/2 x 18 3/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly



A Scottish chieftain and his lover flee her wrathful father, but their defiance leads to their deaths in a surging, moonstruck sea. Ryder portrays Thomas Campbell's romantic poem as a scene of mystery, terror, and high drama—just the right combination for the tastes of Gilded Age America.