Margaret Blackburn Riding at Forsay

Margaret Blackburn Riding at Forsay by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn) (1823-1909), attributed. n.d. Watercolor Click on image to enlarge it

This image is notable not only for its depiction of another Blackburn woman riding side saddle in the rugged Highlands but also for the brilliant pink and purple sunset behind her and the clear blue water and white peaks in the distance. The canine who looks back fondly at the rider without slowing its pace directs our attention back to this skilled horsewoman. — Catherine Golden

Last modified 15 January 2021