A View of Edinburgh and self portrait
A View of Edinburgh and self portrait


A View of Edinburgh and self portrait

1850 United Kingdom

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A View of Edinburgh and self portrait

Oil on panel

Image size: 6 inches x 9 ΒΌ inches

Original gilt frame

The frame has the makers label with an address in Edinburgh.

The scene shows Horatio McCulloch sitting on the hillside sketching, with Edinburgh in the background.

Horatio McCulloch was a British landscape painter. He was born in Glasgow, where he studied for a year with John Knox (1778 - 1845).

McCulloch was named after Horatio Nelson.

Horatio McCulloch worked for a time in Cumnock, near Glasgow where he painted pictures on the lids on snuff-boxes.

He later moved to Edinburgh where he became an illustrator. While in Edinburgh he was influenced by the artist John Thomson, 1778 - 1840.

Horatio McCulloch returned to Glasgow in 1827 where he established himself as a landscape artist before returning to Edinburgh in 1838.

Although he lived to the south of the Highlands of Scotland Horatio McCulloch frequently visited the Highlands to paint magnificent landscapes.

He was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy in 1838.
Height 6.00 inch (15.24 cm)
Width 9.25 inch (23.49 cm)
Oil on panel
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