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A Bridge in Soochow562 viewsThis painting is by 'Glasgow Girl' Eleanor Allen Robertson, nee Moore, mother of Helensburgh artist and art historian Ailsa Tanner, nee Robertson. The painting was done when Dr Cecil Robertson accepted a post in public health with the Shanghai Municipal Council, and his wife and daughter went with him. Image kindly supplied by the owner of the painting, art collector Jim Smith from Blantyre.
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“A Fresh Day, Portincaple, Loch Long” by Violet Kay577 viewsViolet MacNeish Kay (1914–1971) was the daughter of well known artist James Kay (1858–1942), who designed their house Crimea on a hill at Whistlefield, overlooking Loch Long, and it is this view that is the subject of many of their paintings. This painting was acquired in 2009 by the Anderson Trust.
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“Boatyard, Kilcreggan” by Arthur Henry Turner531 viewsThis is one of two works by Arthur H.Turner (1901–1970) acquired by the Anderson Trust, the other being “Clyde Regatta”.
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“Garelochhead” by James Wright617 viewsThis oil painting of the village as it was almost 100 years ago by James Wright (1885–1947) was acquired by the Anderson Trust in 2009. The artist, who lived for a time in Garelochhead, was a friend of the well known artist, James Kay (1858–1942) who designed the house Crimea on a hill at Whistlefield, overlooking Loch Long.
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“Portincaple – Loch Long” by Evelyn Carslaw547 viewsThis work by Evelyn Carslaw (1881–1968), a Glasgow Girl contemporary of Norah Neilson Gray, was donated to the Anderson Trust by her son John Carslaw, himself a painter and a Trustee. The painting invites comparison with an earlier painting in the Collection of the same view by John Reid Murray, and with two paintings acquired in 2009 by a more recent artist who also lived and painted at Portincaple, Violet MacNeish Kay (1914–1971).
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Babes guddle444 viewsA cartoon by well known Helensburgh artist Gregor Ian Smith showing his eldest son Graham (right) and his friend Sandy Thorburn catching a fish. Image circa 1942 supplied by Sandy Thorburn.
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Baird by Coia493 viewsThis portrait of John Logie Baird by eminent Glasgow artist Emilio Coia was commissioned for Lomond School but was lost in the St Bride’s building fire in 1997, but both Lomond and Professor Malcolm Baird have colour laser copies. The idea was to provide a visible tribute to the school’s greatest former pupil in the absence of any commemoration in the school, and it was unveiled in September 1990 by the inventor’s widow, Mrs Margaret Baird.
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Baird by Conroy586 viewsLocal artist Stephen Conroy painted this portrait of TV inventor John Logie Baird. He was specially commissioned by the Scottish Post Office Board to paint six portraits for a postcard series to celebrate the contribution Scots have made to communication, in the year of 1989 when the first Edinburgh Festival of Science and Technology took 'communication' as its theme.
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Ben Lomond574 viewsThis study looking south east across Loch Lomond towards Ben Lomond is by Allan M.Fraser, a prolific and talented Helensburgh artist who died in 1985 aged 75. He attended Hermitage School, where he later taught art, and studied at Glasgow School of Art. He taught in several Dunbartonshire schools, eventually becoming head of the art department at Dumbarton Academy. He was also a founder member of Helensburgh and District Art Club. Image, date unknown, supplied by Mark Welsh, Saltash, Cornwall.
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Ben Lomond from Tarbet490 viewsA view of Ben Lomond from across Loch Lomond at Tarbet, with cattle in the foreground and a steamer in the distance, circa 1907. The artist's name appears to be P.Wansey, but the signature is hard to make out.
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Camis Eskan, circa 1840461 viewsThis painting by John Knox (1778-1845) shows the sons of Colin Campbell of Colgrain standing around the ice house above Camis Eskan. He bought the estate in 1836 from James Dennistoun, the last of the Dennistouns of Colgrain, whose family had owned the land for over 500 years. The Dennistouns were granted the lands by the first Stuart king Robert II, who had married into the family, and whose son Robert III and all future Kings would have Dennistoun blood in their veins.
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Camis Eskan, circa 1840806 viewsThis painting by John Knox (1778-1845) shows some of the children of Colin Campbell of Colgrain fishing by the bridge in front of the remodelled house. He bought the estate in 1836 from James Dennistoun, the last of the Dennistouns of Colgrain, whose family had owned the land for over 500 years. The Dennistouns were granted the lands by the first Stuart king Robert II, who had married into the family, and whose son Robert III and all future Kings would have Dennistoun blood in their veins.
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