Trees and Cliff

The special affection that Fergusson felt for his homeland and the significance he latterly attached to his Highland origins, find a parallel in his paintings of the Scottish landscape. Early examples, often on a very small scale and painted direct from life, like this, offered an ideal vehicle for experimentation._x000D__x000D_ _x000D__x000D_ Nature was a central source of inspiration to Fergusson. He attributed his fascination to his Highland ancestry and happy memories of holidays spent exploring Perthshire as a boy. According to Morris, '...he never tired of talking of the mountains, the waterfalls, the rivers, the birds and animals'._x000D__x000D_ _x000D__x000D_ On his death in 1961 Fergusson left the largest collection of his works in existence to his partner, Margaret Morris (1891-1980). In 1963 she established the JD Fergusson Art Foundation, who subsequently gifted the entire collection, archive and copyright to Perth and Kinross District Council in November 1991.

  • Material/Medium: oil paint on panel
  • Date: n/a
  • Creator: John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961)
  • Accession number: 1992.319
  • Category: Fine Art
  • Subject: n/a