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    Loch Awe, Scotland
    Watercolor and pencil on paper
    13 x 9 inches (33.0 x 22.9 cm)

    Jeremy North Gallery, Thomasboro Crossroads, North Carolina (label verso);
    Private collection.

    Copley Fielding, one of the greatest masters of 19th-century British watercolor painting, produced this view of Loch Awe in the manner of a stage set displaying the drama of the lake framed by mountains. With a gentle reductive palette of ochres, sepias, yellows, and blues, the artist placed a young family as well as a herd of cattle in the foreground to establish relative scale for the grandeur of this natural spectacle before them. The artist sketched the figures, animals, and most important outlines of the mountains in graphite, using them as guidelines for his colored washes. Located in Argyll and Bute, Loch Awe is renowned for its trout fishing and for a number of ruined castles, including Kilchurn Castle. The powerful Clan Campbell had its origins in the region of Loch Awe, the third largest freshwater loch in Scotland.

    Condition Report*: Very good condition. Framed under glass.
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    8th Tuesday
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