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TITLE
"A Highland Funeral" by Sir James Guthrie
EXTERNAL ID
QZP99_97193_02_11
PLACENAME
N/A
DATE OF IMAGE
1881
PERIOD
1880s
CREATOR
James Guthrie
SOURCE
Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library
ASSET ID
38906
KEYWORDS
artists
paintings
funerals
"A Highland Funeral" by Sir James Guthrie

Guthrie was born in Greenock, the son of a minister. He went to the University of Glasgow to read law but gave up his studies in 1877 to become an artist. He was largely self-taught and became one of the most progressive Scottish painters of the 19th Century. Choosing his subjects from everyday life, "A Highland Funeral" (1881) received wide acclaim. He was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy (1888) and became its president in 1902. As the painting shows, women did not generally attend funerals at the time


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"A Highland Funeral" by Sir James Guthrie

1880s

artists; paintings; funerals

Edinburgh and Scottish Collection, Edinburgh Central Library

I F Grant Photographic Archive

Guthrie was born in Greenock, the son of a minister. He went to the University of Glasgow to read law but gave up his studies in 1877 to become an artist. He was largely self-taught and became one of the most progressive Scottish painters of the 19th Century. Choosing his subjects from everyday life, "A Highland Funeral" (1881) received wide acclaim. He was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy (1888) and became its president in 1902. As the painting shows, women did not generally attend funerals at the time <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: central.edsc.library@edinburgh.gov.uk">Edinburgh Central Library</a>