Scottish Landscape

Media - 1983.95.164 - SAAM-1983.95.164_2 - 135428
Copied Robert S. Duncanson, Scottish Landscape, 1871, oil on canvas, 29 5850 in. (75.4127 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of James Bauld and Robert Tessier, 1983.95.164
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Artwork Details

Title
Scottish Landscape
Date
1871
Dimensions
29 5850 in. (75.4127 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of James Bauld and Robert Tessier
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal
  • Landscape — river
  • Landscape — mountain
  • Landscape — Scotland
Object Number
1983.95.164

Artwork Description

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.