Glen Crow, Western Highlands, Scotland 34.a
Artist: Walmsley, Thomas
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
View of Glen Croe in the Western Highlands in Scotland. This glen has a particularly dark and gloomy atmosphere and travellers to Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries remarked on its gothic character. John Leyden, in his ‘Journal of a tour in the Highlands and Western islands of Scotland in 1800’, called Glen Croe ‘the most desolate place under heaven’. Dorothy Wordsworth wrote the following words of the area, “…- the brrok, the road, bare hills, floating mists, scattered stones, rocks, and herds of black cattle, being all we could see, - I shivered at the thought of being sickly and alone, travelling from place to place”.