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Glen of the Trossachs

Glen of the Trossachs

Artist: Williams, Hugh William

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1813

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 83.6

Genre: Topographical Print

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View of the Glen of Trossachs in Scotland by Hugh William Williams. This glen is an area bordered to the north by Ben A’an, the east by Loch Achray, the west by Loch Katrine and the south by Ben Venue. It is an area of woodland, rivers and mountains and is well known for its beautiful scenery. This glen and the area around it was the first place in Scotland to become popular with travellers and tourists in the 19th century. Much of the scenery was described by Walter Scott in his works ‘The Lady of the Lake’ and ‘Rob Roy’. Hugh William Williams (1773-1829) sometimes known as ‘Grecian Williams’, was the orphaned son of a sea captain, who studied art in Edinburgh under D. Allen. He toured the British Isles drawing and painting and became a talented landscape artist known for his paintings of the Scottish Highlands.

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