Highland Landscape, by Peter Graham, R.A., R.S.A. (1838–1921). Not dated, but before or possibly during 1913. Oil on canvas. H 50.6 x W 76.5 cm. Collection: Rochdale Arts and Heritage Service, at the Touchstone Art Gallery, Rochdale, Greater Manchester. Accession number: 271. Acquisition method: gift from Abraham Haigh Crowther, 1913. Image kindly released by the gallery under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) licence. [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

This is one of Graham's typical landscapes featuring Highland cattle, but mellower and more picturesque than many others, with the cattle lying or standing in the slanting sunshine, and patches of heather brightening the moorland. It was this kind of canvas that ensured a good income: "the artist is always in the happy position of never having any work left upon his hands" ("Scottish Landscape," 499). — Jacqueline Banerjee.


"Scottish Landscape." The Review of Reviews, Volume 20 (1899): 499 [a very limited view is available in Google Books].

Created 16 March 2019