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'When the steamer had slowly backed out, and John MacAlpine had thrown off the hawser [rope], we began to feel that our once powerful clan was now represented by a feeble old man and his granddaughter, who, together with some outlying kith-and-kin, myself among the number, owned not a single blade of grass in the glen that was once all our own.' Exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1865, this painting was accompanied in the catalogue by this paragraph which was probably written by the artist himself.
oil on canvas
H 144.8 x W 182.9 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Fund for Scotland, the National Art Collections Fund, The Pilgrim Trust Glasgow Print Studio and public subscription, 1980