19th Century Scottish Oil Painting Fisherman Poachers Circle Horatio McCulloch
- 1 Fine Small Antique Scottish Sporting Art Small Oil Painting Fisherman Poachers At Dusk Circle of Horatio McCulloch RSA.
- Title Poachers At Dusk.
- This has a great sense of atmosphere and mystery with the use of the dark and light colours, set in the Scottish Highland landscape near the edge of a Loch. Your focus is drawn to the 2 mystery figures men in the background, the one on the left is holding a net and the other to his right is carrying a fishing rod. They are poachers.
- Indistinctly signed by a Scottish artist Circle of Horatio McCulloch.
- Provenance from a fine art Scottish auction label lot number verso.
- Oil on canvas laid on board.
- Circa 19th century.
- Set in gilt frame.
- Horatio McCulloch RSA (November 1805 in Glasgow, Scotland – 24 June 1867 in Edinburgh, Scotland), sometimes written MacCulloch or M'Culloch, was a Scottish landscape painter. He was born in Glasgow in November 1805 the son of Alexander McCulloch, a cotton merchant, and his wife, Margaret Watson.
- Horatio McCulloch was trained in the studio of the Glasgow landscape painter John Knox (1778–1845) for about one year alongside Daniel Macnee (1806–1882) and at first earned his living as a decorative painter. He was then engaged at Cumnock, painting the ornamental lids of snuffboxes, and afterwards employed in Edinburgh by William Home Lizars, the engraver, to colour the illustrations in Prideaux John Selby's British Birds and similar works.
- After he moved to Edinburgh in 1825, he began painting in the tradition of Alexander Nasmyth. Working unweariedly from nature, he was greatly influenced in his early practice by the watercolours of H. V. Williams. He returned to Glasgow in 1827, and was employed on several large pictures for the decoration of a public hall in St. George's Place, and he did a little as a theatrical scene-painter. About this time by the writings of Sir Walter Scott and the expressive landscape works of John Thomson, friend of Scott's and minister at Duddingston Kirk, Edinburgh. Gradually MacCulloch asserted his individuality, and formed his own style on a close study of nature; his works form an interesting link between the old world of Scottish landscape and the new.
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- A superb collectors item.
- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.
- Such an intriguing pleasing scene to the eye.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- The painting surface is worn and has various fading, losses, craquelure, foxing also staining in places.
- The frame has some chip losses, general wear, scuffs, scratches commensurate with usage & old age.
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