By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. Please read our Use of Cookies policy.

Close

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.

This painting of the famous Gaelic poet, Sorley Maclean, was part of Peter Edwards’ solo exhibition ‘Contemporary Poets’ shown at the National Portrait Gallery (London) in 1990.

Edwards considers himself more of a figure painter than a portrait painter. He aims not just for a likeness of the person but in this case a painting of what the man and his poetry meant to him personally. He has painted Maclean out in the landscape that is so central to his poetry.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

  • Date

    1990

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    225 x 165 cm

  • Accession number

    1

  • Acquisition method

    on loan from Urras Shomhairle (The Sorley Maclean Trust)

Tags

You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

Normally on display at

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Arainn Chaluim Chille, Highland IV44 8RQ Scotland

Not all locations are open to the public. Please contact the gallery or collection for more information
View venue

How you can use this image

© All rights reserved

All images on Art UK are protected by copyright and image permissions vary across the Art UK website. Please check individual artwork pages for information about permitted use.

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.

Some images on Art UK are available to purchase as prints and may be available to license for commercial purposes through the Art UK Shop.

For all other types of use please contact the owning collection. Their website may have more information about permitted uses and licensing.