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Glen Crow, Western Highlands, Scotland 34.a

Glen Crow, Western Highlands, Scotland 34.a

Artist: Walmsley, Thomas

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: K.top Vol. 49

Item number: 34.a

Genre: Topographical Print

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”.

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