William Beattie Brown (1831-1909)
|Artist Name||William Beattie Brown (1831-1909)|
|Title||On the Upper Reaches of the Dulnain River|
This beautiful Scottish Impressionist oil on canvas circa 1880 is by Scottish artist William Beattie-Brown. This large painting is of the Dulnain river in the Cairngorms national park. There is autumnal colouring of the landscape and a figure walking in the mid ground.
The River Dulnain is a major left bank tributary of the River Spey in northeast Scotland. It rises in the eastern part of the Monadhliath Mountains and flows in a generally northeastward direction.
|Provenance||By descent from the artist.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 24 inches|
|Frame||Framed in a Victorian gilt Empire frame 45 inches by 33 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||William Beattie Brown (1831-1909) was a prolific landscape painter. Based in Edinburgh, most of his early work was of Edinburgh and the Borders. However, he was increasingly attracted to the wild and remote parts of Scotland, his main themes were Scottish highland landscapes. He was a pioneer among the Scottish ‘out-of-door’ artists, frequently completing his pictures directly from nature a practice which explains his vigour and realism. In 1871 he was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, and in 1884 an academician. His diploma picture, dated 1883, is a characteristic highland landscape, ‘Coire-na-Faireamh,’ now in the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. Representative works by him are in the public galleries at Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, and Bolton. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy, London, and also at Glasgow and other Scottish exhibitions.|