Note: Your tags will not be submitted until you login Create account?
Exit
Harbour Lights

© the artist. Image credit: Scottish Maritime Museum

What things, ideas or objects can you see in this artwork?

i

Things are objects or ideas portrayed in the artwork. For example: apple, dog, smile, celebration, etc.

What do we mean by ‘things’?
Can you find what you’re tagging from this list? If so, please select it.
There are records to display, please narrow your criteria
Add as many tags as you want Need help?

Things you’ve added

You can click a tag below to remove it.

Things added by others

Can you name any people depicted in this artwork?

i

People are the names of figures depicted in the artwork. For example: Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, etc.

What do we mean by ‘people’?
Can you find what you’re tagging from this list? If so, please select it.
There are records to display, please narrow your criteria
Add as many tags as you want Need help?

People you’ve added

You can click a tag below to remove it.

People added by others

Can you name any places depicted in this artwork?

i

Places are geographical locations and venues depicted in the artwork. For example: Glasgow, London Bridge, Belgium, etc.

What do we mean by ‘places’?
Can you find what you’re tagging from this list? If so, please select it.
There are records to display, please narrow your criteria
Add as many tags as you want Need help?

Places you’ve added

You can click a tag below to remove it.

Places added by others

Can you name any events depicted in this artwork?

i

Events are occasions or historical moments shown in the artwork. For Example: WW1, Diamond Jubilee, Birthday Party, Battle of Hastings, etc.

What do we mean by ‘events’?
Can you find what you’re tagging from this list? If so, please select it.
There are records to display, please narrow your criteria
Add as many tags as you want Need help?

Events you’ve added

You can click a tag below to remove it.

Events added by others

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.

Notes

Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Taking inspiration from his nearby surroundings, Watson depicts the two sides of the entrance to Aberdeen harbour, close to where he lived at Footdee. He was particularly interested in the red and green complementary colours of the harbour lights and how these would create a mixture of colour when brought together towards a central point.

Watson was the leading figure in the establishment of the Peacock print studios in Aberdeen in 1974; he was Director there for 20 years. He is currently President of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture.

Scottish Maritime Museum

Irvine

Title

Harbour Lights

Date

1991

Medium

screenprint on paper

Measurements

H 77 x W 113 cm

Accession number

2018-032 (001)

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2018

Work type

Print

Tags

This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

Scottish Maritime Museum

Laird Forge Buildings, Gottries Road, Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8QE Scotland

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue