20th Century
Off the Beaten Path, Kinnaird

Oil on canvas board
Image size: 7 1/2 x 10 inches (19 x 25.5 cm)
£850

 

This is a small lively landscape that effectively explores the range of hues, and vibrance of colours, that can be found in the Scottish highlands.

The landscape shows a section of the Kinnaird estate in Scotland. Situated in Highland Perthshire amid dramatic scenery, Kinnaird is an estate of outstanding beauty. In its long history The Kinnaird Estate hosted two of Scotland’s most significant 19th century literary figures at important points of their careers; James Hogg and Robert Carlyle.

The river, indicated by the artist through the use of negative space, seen here snaking at the bottom of the valley is the River Tay. The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland, at 117 miles in length, and the seventh-longest in Great Britian.