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Letters and News at the Loch Side

Photo credit: West Highland Museum

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The sitters are, left to right, Postman: Donald MacDonald of Achraig; Boy: Duncan McCrae; F. D. P. Astley; Sir John Millais; John MacDonald; Yacht Captain: Donald MacDonald; [?] MacRae; Sir Henry Halford; Angus MacDonald (water bailiff of Arienskill, his son was the yacht captain); Mr Henry Evans.

West Highland Museum

Fort William




oil on canvas


H 120 x W 282 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by the executors of Miss M. J. Becher, 1999; on loan to Arisaig House

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Inscription description

1. 'Henry T. Wells 1868' 2. cartouche on frame: 'Letters and News at the Loch Side, Henry Tanworth Wells ARA 1866 - RA 1870' 3. second cartouche on frame: 'A marriage gift to Gertrude Astley from her sisters, April 30th 1883'


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