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TITLE
The West Highlands, Glen Nevis
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2881
PLACENAME
Glen Nevis
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34789
KEYWORDS
Glen Nevis
Loch Nevis
Inverloch Castle
Edgar Longstaffe
castle
The West Highlands, Glen Nevis

This postcard contains a painting of the ruins of Old Invelochy Castle, by Edgar Longstaffe. Highland cows, one of the artist's favourite subjects, can be seen grazing on the banks of Loch Nevis. The castle is nestled among sunny surroundings at the foothills of Ben Nevis, just three miles north of Fort William. Its romantic image was immortalized during a visit by Queen Victoria in 1873, when she exclaimed, 'I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot.'

Edgar Longstaffe, born in Derbyshire in 1852, was a well-known landscape painter of the Victorian Era. He was commissioned by Raphael Tuck and Sons to travel to many sites of natural beauty across the United Kingdom and paint landscapes for postcards.

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The West Highlands, Glen Nevis

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

Glen Nevis; Loch Nevis; Inverloch Castle; Edgar Longstaffe; castle

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries - Illustrated postcards

This postcard contains a painting of the ruins of Old Invelochy Castle, by Edgar Longstaffe. Highland cows, one of the artist's favourite subjects, can be seen grazing on the banks of Loch Nevis. The castle is nestled among sunny surroundings at the foothills of Ben Nevis, just three miles north of Fort William. Its romantic image was immortalized during a visit by Queen Victoria in 1873, when she exclaimed, 'I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot.' <br /> <br /> Edgar Longstaffe, born in Derbyshire in 1852, was a well-known landscape painter of the Victorian Era. He was commissioned by Raphael Tuck and Sons to travel to many sites of natural beauty across the United Kingdom and paint landscapes for postcards.