Sir Edwin Henry Landseer 1802–1873
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 912 x 710 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1982
Not on display
Paintings such as this are part of the early-nineteenth-century nostalgia for the old Scottish ways in village and popular life, already under threaten by the growth of towns and industrialisation.
Musicians who could sing the old songs and play traditional instruments were fashionable in sophisticated circles in Edinburgh and London, where paintings of Scottish life and its distinctive customs also circulated.
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