Shadows of Glencoe

Cameron was the son of a former Perth minister and took a great interest in the opening of the new Perth Art Gallery & Museum in 1935. During his lifetime he made many gifts to the collection and after his death in Perth in 1945 he divided his estate between the National Gallery of Scotland and Perth Art Gallery & Museum. Cameron had begun as an etcher, producing over 300 known plates. He was a skilled watercolourist and became a prolific recorder of the Scottish landscape in his oil paintings. Here he paints a typically broody, almost menacing view of Glencoe with its association of slaughter in the 1692 Massacre.

  • Material/Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Date: 1925
  • Creator: David Young Cameron
  • Accession number: 1/28
  • Category: Fine Art
  • Subject: n/a