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After studying in Glasgow and Paris, Roche settled in Edinburgh in 1896–1897. He enjoyed a successful career as a portrait painter, while also producing landscapes and genre scenes. The subject of this work is derived from a well-known fishing village a few miles from Edinburgh and it is almost certainly the painting of the above title that was lent to the Royal Scottish Academy exhibition of 1907 by its owner Robert Angus.
oil on canvas
H 127 x W 111.8 cm