William Young (1845-1916)
|Artist Name||William Young (1845-1916)|
|Title||Loch Eck, Scotland|
|Description||This breath taking Scottish Victorian landscape oil painting is by much exhibited landscape artist William Young RSW. Entitled Loch Eck and painted circa 1908, this particular location was a favourite of Young's and he has perfectly captured its majesty. He exhibited several paintings under the title Loch Eck and this may well have been one of them. In the foreground is a sandy shore with boulders and fir trees to the right. Loch Eck then stretches out before us with mountains bordering it on the right and beyond and lower land and trees to the left. The masterpiece of the painting is the wonderful reflections of the mountains in the tranquil waters of the loch and the varied shades of green - just breath taking. This is a painting one would never get tired of admiring and is an excellent example of Young's work.
Loch Eck is a freshwater loch located on the Cowal peninsula, north of Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is seven miles (11 kilometres) long. Along with Loch Lomond, it is the only naturally occurring habitat of the Powan fish.
Signed lower right plus name and title on frame.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 16 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a gilt frame, 30 inches by 22 inches, in good condition.|
|Biography||William Young (1845-1916) was a landscape painter, mainly in watercolour but also in oils. Together with William Dennistoun and James Cowanthey founded the Glasgow Art Club in 1867. Young painted for many years as an amateur but began to pant professionally in 1878. He particularly enjoyed portraying the west coast and Arran in a detailed and mannerly, slightly melancholic style. He was a local historian and an authority on early art and archiology.
Elected RSW 1880. Exhibited: Royal Academy 24, Royal Scottish Academy 48, Royal Society of Watercolour Painters 88, Glasgow Institute of Fine Art 101, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2. Represented in Glasgow Art Gallery.