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Loch Lomond

Artist
Gustave Doré, French, 1832–1883
Date
1875
Material
Oil on canvas
Depicts
Scotland, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 205
Dimensions
48 x 75 in. (121.9 x 190.5 cm)
framed: 67 1/2 x 97 5/8 x 7 in. (171.5 x 248 x 17.8 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
88:1913
NOTES
In 1873, the prolific illustrator Gustave Doré went salmon fishing in Scotland; the trip provided him with inspiration for a series of grand landscapes. This dramatic work is animated by rays of light bursting through the clouds and falling on the distant lake. A tiny figure in red on the path at bottom left provides a color accent contrasting with the dominant greens of the composition. Doré evokes a vision of the Scottish landscape as sublime and awe-inspiring.
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