Date: c. 1886
Medium: Etching
Dimensions: plate: 8 x 11 in. (20.3 x 27.9 cm) sheet: 12 11/16 × 15 3/8 in. (32.2 × 39.1 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 1978
Object Number: 1978-61
About: MacWhirter was a Scottish landscape painter who excelled at capturing the wet, windy atmospheric conditions of his native land. His technique is a combination of careful study of the natural world, reflecting the influence of John Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites, and a broader interpretation of the sublime in the manner of J. M. W. Turner. He was particularly drawn to the work of Turner and John Everett Millias-"Turner for light and atmosphere, and the drawing of mountains and clouds; Millais, for everything." (msf)
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