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Urquhart Castle

© by permission of the artist's family. Photo credit: Highland Council

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This painting is of a prominent local scene, Urquhart Castle, and is by Sir William MacTaggart. His early work resembles the style of the highly coloured landscapes of the Scottish Colourists such as S. J. Peploe. MacTaggart's works show energetically applied brushstrokes of thick paint, often in bright colours, which over the years became increasingly impressionistic in the artist's efforts to convey mood and atmosphere.

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (High Life Highland)


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on board

  • Measurements

    40 x 53 cm

  • Accession number

    INVMG 2002.017

  • Acquisition method

    purchased at Bonhams


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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (High Life Highland)

Castle Wynd, Inverness, Highland IV2 3EB Scotland

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