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TITLE
The eagle's nest
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_MCIAN_21
DATE OF IMAGE
1847
PERIOD
1840s
CREATOR
R R McIan
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19784
KEYWORDS
occupations
eagles
The eagle's nest

This painting is also known as 'A Highland feud'. An early version was exhibited at the Society of British Artists in 1839 and another at the British Institution. It was featured in the Illustrated London News of 18 March 1843. It shows a Highlander lowering himself down a steep cliff trying to plunder an eagle's nest. As he tries to take one of the young birds, the parents attack him.

This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan

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The eagle's nest

1840s

occupations; eagles

Highland Folk Museum

R.R. McIan Illustrations

This painting is also known as 'A Highland feud'. An early version was exhibited at the Society of British Artists in 1839 and another at the British Institution. It was featured in the Illustrated London News of 18 March 1843. It shows a Highlander lowering himself down a steep cliff trying to plunder an eagle's nest. As he tries to take one of the young birds, the parents attack him. <br /> <br /> This is a postcard showing the work of the Scottish artist R R McIan. It is one of a series of illustrations in which he portrays aspects of rural life in the Highlands. The illustrations were published in the book 'Gaelic gatherings, or the Highlanders at Home on heather, river and loch', published 1847-49, with accompanying text by James Logan