Cluden Mill on the Nith near Dumfries. James Paterson RSA PRSW (1854-1932). Watercolour, 7 x 10 inches; 17.7 x 25.4 cm. Signed. “Although in later years, Paterson painted in Edinburgh and was a regular visitor to Tenerife, his lifelong passion was for the shires of Ayr and Dumfries, painting on the coast at Fencebay and in the Nith valley on Cluden water by its two ancient mills. Such was his commitment to the scenery of the area that in 1893, he published Nithsdale, an illustrated volume of his own works with the Glasgow publisher, James Maclehose” (McConkey 53).

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McConkey, Kenneth. Lavery and the Glasgow Boys. Exhibition Catalogue. Clandeboye, County Down: The Ava Gallery; Edinburgh: Bourne Fine Art; London: The Fine Art Society, 2010. no. 21.

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