Stunning Scottish Highland (Perthshire) landscape in oil, “On the River Tummel” by William Beattie-Brown (1831-1909)
oil on canvas framed in a Victorian gilt frame
Frame: 80cm x 65cm (32″ x 26″)
Image: 54cm x 36cm (22″ x 15″)
William Beattie-Brown a prolific landscape painter, was educated at Leith High School. He entered the Trustees’ Art Academy, then under the charge of Robert Scott Lauder. In 1848, when seventeen years of age, he exhibited a picture, ‘ On the Forth,’ at the Royal Scottish Academy, and from that time till his death he was always represented at the annual exhibitions. He was attracted to the wild and remote parts of Scotland, his main themes were Scottish highland landscapes. He was a pioneer among the Scottish ‘out-of-door’ artists, frequently completing his pictures directly from nature. In 1871 he was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, and in 1884 an academician. Representative works by him are in public galleries in Edinburgh, Glasgow, throughout Scotland and at Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, and Bolton. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy, London, and also at Glasgow and other Scottish exhibitions.