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Clyde Regatta797 viewsArthur H.Turner's picture of a Clyde Regatta 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 other two are "View from the Long Croft" by Viola Paterson and "View from the Golf Links" by John Young Hunter.
Lady Helen Colquhoun829 viewsThis portrait of Lady Helen Colquhoun of Luss, wife of Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, is attributed to Scottish society portrait painter William Aikman (1682-1731) from Cairney, Fife. Sir James — who was succeeded by four others bearing the same name — bought what was then Milligs and decided to develop it into what became Helensburgh. The town was named after his wife Lady Helen (nee Sutherland). Image by courtesy of the current Baronet and Chief of Clan Colquhoun, Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss.
Sir James Colquhoun719 viewsA portrait of Sir James Colquhoun of Luss — who was succeeded by four others bearing the same name — who bought what was then Milligs and decided to develop it into what became Helensburgh, which was named after his wife Lady Helen. The portrait is believed to be by David Martin (1737-97), a painter of over 300 portraits and engraver. Born in Anstruther, Fife, he studied in London and Italy before gaining a reputation as a portrait painter. Image by courtesy of the current Baronet and Chief of Clan Colquhoun, Sir Malcolm Colquhoun of Luss.
Craigendoran Pier946 viewsA Tuck & Sons Oilette postcard of Craigendoran Pier, circa 1907, painted by Henry Wimbush, who was most active in painting between 1881 and 1908 when he lived at various addresses in London. Like many of his contemporaries in the Tuck's postcards stable, he toured Britain for inspiration and his coverage was far more comprehensive than many of the other Tuck illustrators — including a number of Clyde scenes. His watercolours were published by Tuck between 1904 and 1908, the majority in the Oilette series.
Detail from Hill House983 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.
Helensburgh Seafront1055 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.
Early Helensburgh884 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".
Ferry Inn, Rosneath848 viewsAn art print of the Ferry Inn at Rosneath by Mary Young Hunter, dated 1906, which was found at an auction in Staffordshire. She and her husband J.Young Hunter painted 67 views for a book entitled 'The Clyde: River and Firth', written by Helensburgh journalist and author Neil Munro and published in 1907 by Adam and Charles Black of Soho Square West, London.
Gairloch Head825 viewsA print of Garelochhead probably from a book written by John M.Leighton around 1840, entitled "Strath Clutha or Beauties of the Clyde". The name J.Fleming is in the bottom left corner and the name Joseph Swan in the bottom right corner. John Fleming was a Greenock artist who lived from 1792-1845. Joseph Swan was a Glasgow engraver and, it would appear, something of an entrepreneur. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
“Garelochhead” by James Wright901 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.
The Gareloch, by Flint815 viewsThe Gareloch from Shandon, painted in 1918 by Sir William Russell Flint. Born in Edinburgh in 1880, Flint’s remarkable talent was discovered at an early age. He studied at the Royal Institution School of Art in Edinburgh and after serving an apprenticeship at a printing works, he moved to London aged 20 to become a medical illustrator. In 1903 he joined the Illustrated London News, then served in World War One and became Admiralty Assistant Overseer - Airships. After the war his artistic career flourished.
Tinker Girl755 viewsEntitled ‘Tinker Girl’, this portrait is signed G.I.Smith and is the work of Gregor Ian Smith, one of the most highly regarded local artists of the 20th century. It was donated to Helensburgh Heritage Trust by Eleanor Williamson, who lives in Cove. She said: "Gregor did this as a demonstration at an Art Class that I took for a few years at Kilcreggan School. I was the tutor and asked him to come as a guest artist. I asked him to sign it and he gave it to me. It was painted about 1970."
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