The Village of Stornaway with a Shooting Lodge, on the Isle of Lewes by James Barret

This work is one of the two earliest known paintings of Stornoway.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
149 x 209 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,000 ( Total: £35,000)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Aline Estate Ltd

The companion piece is in the collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. It provides an accurate and invaluable topographic record of the town at a time when Stornoway was beginning to expand beyond its narrow medieval focus. It includes buildings which no longer survive such as the ruined castle of the Macleods and the shooting lodge of their successors, the Mackenzies.

Provenance

Distillers Company; Sotheby's, 1994; Aline Estate Ltd.

Venue details

Museum Nan Eilean Lews Castle, Castle Grounds, STORNOWAY Western Isles HS2 0XS 01851 822746 www.cne-siar.gov.uk/museum

Entry details

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