Sir David Cameron

Ben Ledi

1914

Artist
Sir David Cameron 1865–1945
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 1265 x 1120 mm
frame: 1555 x 1400 x 90 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1917
Reference
N03209

Not on display

Catalogue entry

N03209 BEN LEDI, EARLY SPRING 1914
 
Inscr. ‘D. Y. Cameron’ b.l.
Canvas, 51 1/2×45 1/2 (131×115·5).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1917.
Coll: Purchased by the C.A.S. from the artist 1914.
Exh: R.A., 1914 (750); C.A.S., Modern Paintings, Belfast, November 1914 (27).
Repr: Royal Academy Pictures, 1914, p.108; C.A.S. Report 1914–19, 1920, pl.2.

A view of the snowclad Ben Ledi, Stirlingshire, painted early in 1914. An etching of this subject, taken from a nearly identical viewpoint, is reproduced in Arthur M. Hind's The Etchings of D. Y. Cameron, 1924, pl.73, and is dated by Frank Rinder to 1911 (R.424, II). Cameron moved to Kippen, Stirlingshire, in 1898 and this remained his home for the rest of his career. His house, Dun Eaglais, commanded a view of Ben Ledi and the Grampians.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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