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Loch Long from Hills near Arrochar, Scotland at 5 in the Morning

Date

1791

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Pen and grey ink and watercolour on laid paper on original washline mount. This drawing dates from White Abbott’s six week tour of the north of England and Scotland in the summer of 1791. Most of his drawings from the tour are numbered starting with no. 1, dated 13th June, of York Minster with no.80, dating 28th July of Glastonbury. He was in Edinburgh by 19th June then continued north to Stirling and Dunkeld then west to Loch Tay, Loch Awe, Loch Fyne and Loch Long, the subject of the present drawing, dated 2nd July.
He then continued south to Loch Lomond to see the Falls of the Clyde, then on to Glasgow and the south. Arrochar is situated at the north end of Loch Long close to Loch Lomond.
 
Other drawings from the tour are in the Victoria Albert Museum (two views on the Clyde and one of Leith), the National Gallery of Scotland (a view of Edinburgh) and two views of Roslin were with John Spink (see Timothy Wilcox, Francis Towne and his Friends, exhibition catalogue, 2005, nos. 30 and 31, ill.).

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Loch Long, Arrochar, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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