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View from the Golf Links862 viewsJohn Young Hunter's picture of the view from the Helensburgh golf course is one of three images from the Anderson Trust collection of local works of art which have been printed as greetings cards and are on sale at The Scandinavian Shop in Sinclair Street, Helensburgh. The others are "View from the Long Croft" by Viola Paterson and "Clyde Regatta" by Arthur H. Turner.
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Camis Eskan, circa 1840803 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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East Clyde Street673 viewsThis 51 x 74 cms watercolour of East Clyde Street by John Carlaw (1850-1934) was used on the cover of the Helensburgh Heritage Trust book '200 Years of Helensburgh', published to mark the burgh's bicentenary. The artist, a friend of the late Victorian painters of the 'Glasgow School', lived at Seacliffe, 112 East Clyde Street, some 200 yards from where this was painted.
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Gregor Ian Smith670 viewsA portrait by Jon Peaty of well known Helensburgh artist Gregor Ian Smith. It is owned by Helensburgh and District Art Club, of which Gregor Ian was a leading member for many years.
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Helensburgh Seafront652 viewsAn original watercolour painting of Helensburgh's west seafront by renowned Scottish artist David Tyrrell. He has exhibited in various exhibitions in Scotland and around Britain, including the MacMillan Cancer Relief exhibition since it began in 1984 and has had numerous solo art exhibitions over recent years.
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Craigendoran Pier648 viewsThis drawing by well known Helensburgh artist and art historian Ailsa Tanner captures the curve of the steamer platform at Craigendoran Station. This is one of the works of art in the Anderson Trust Collection, which puts on an exhibition each Spring in Helensburgh Library in West King Street.
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Detail from Hill House639 viewsThis study of a stencilled wallpaper in Mackintosh's Hill House at the top of Upper Colquhoun Street was taken by Colin Baxter for the book 'Remembering Charles Rennie Mackintosh' by Alistair Moffat, published in 1989 by Seven Hill Books, and is copyright Colin Baxter Photography.
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Victoria Road635 viewsA 33.6 x 51.4 cms watercolour of Victoria Road, Helensburgh, by Edward Arthur Walton (1860-1922), who spent many winters in the town and began in 1883 an innovative series of townscapes recording the genteel urban lifestyle of the wealthy residents.
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Upper Morelaggan619 viewsUpper Morelaggan on Loch Longside, the scene recently of major excavations of a rural settlement which dates back to 1501. The artist was Dunfermline-born Waller Hugh Paton, who has been described as the leading exponent of the Pre-Raphaelite landscape in Scotland and who exhibited views — mostly painted on Arran — at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1854. This small 1875 watercolour, which is signed and dated, was on offer at £1,800. Image supplied by Ewan Mundy Fine Art, Glasgow.
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Waverley at Helensburgh614 viewsA print of a painting by Ian Orchardson, who lived in Saltcoats where he taught as an art teacher and died in 1997. He left teaching to concentrate full time on his interest of painting Clyde shipping, including steamers and clippers, as well as the series of six famous 'Doon the Water' stops of Helensburgh Pier, Dunoon Pier, Gourock Pier, Greenock Pier, Rothesay Pier and Wemyss Bay. His paintings give an authentic feel of shipping on the Clyde in times past, and examples of his work are highly sought after.
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“Garelochhead” by James Wright608 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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Early Helensburgh604 viewsThis picture of Helensburgh seafront, circa 1848, looking east towards the pier was the property of the late Nance Anderson, and is now part of the Anderson Trust Collection. It is a tinted lithograph by William (known as "Crimea") Simpson, who was a professional war artist and later specialised in watercolour views of "Glasgow in the Forties".
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