David Young Cameron’s atmospheric painting October in Knoydart captures the sublime scenery of the Lochaber district of the Scottish Highlands.

Born in Glasgow, Cameron studied in his home city and at the Edinburgh School of Art. He became a celebrated printmaker, turning increasingly to oil painting from 1908. From 1899 he lived at Kippen, just west of Stirling, where the surrounding Highland landscape became a recurring subject in his work.

Cameron has a special connection to the West Highland Museum. In 1928, he made a number of prints from the Strange Plate, a copper plate in the museum’s collection etched by Robert Strange in 1746 with a design for a Jacobite banknote. Two of these prints are held by the museum. October in Knoydart is the first painting by Cameron to join them in the collection.


The provenance provided by the Edinburgh Fine Art Society is as follows: Private Collection, Edinburgh; Ian McNicol Art Dealer, Glasgow.

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