Glencoe

 
Series
Scott's Prose Works
Engraver
Artist
Creation date
Materials
engraving
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. (image) 11 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer
Accession number
80.1536
Collection
Not Currently On View

Glencoe is a place of natural beauty, and the drama of this deep valley was an attraction to Turner on his sketching tour of the Scottish Highlands in 1831 in search of subjects to illustrate Sir Walter Scott’s Poetical and Prose Works.

The first volumes of Scott’s Tales of a Grandfather chronicled Scottish history, and Glencoe was the site of the infamous massacre of members of the MacDonald clan in 1692 by a regiment of the British Army under orders from King William of Orange.

Ex Turner Sale 1873
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