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After painting ornamental lids for snuffboxes, and sketching illustrations for Selby’s British Birds, Horatio McCulloch (1806-1867) turned his attention to landscapes.

‘Glencoe’, Scottish Highlands.

In regards Scottish landscape, his one constant aim was to paint ‘the silence of the Highland wilderness where the wild deer roam’. He succeeded, and by his death in 1867 he had created the essential iconography of the Highlands.

The impressively wild and spectacular Glencoe was one such scene, drawn about 1864.

‘Glencoe’, Scottish Highlands. From John Parker Lawson’s Scotland Delineated. London: Day and Son, 1858.