A Woodland Study

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A Woodland Study about 1850
  • Scottish Art
This is John Muir Wood's most extraordinary picture in several ways. It is an enclosed landscape. The tightly knit branches of the trees resist rather than invite the viewer. Wood was a music publisher and pianist and apparently saw his photographs like musical themes played by different instruments. He explored the use of metals for toning the prints in different colours. This is a uranium print. Its rich, deep colour adds to the mystery and confusion of the image.

Glossary Open


A radioactive, silvery metal.



  • Acc. No. PGP W 96
  • Medium Uranium print
  • Size 12.30 x 15.20 cm
  • Credit Presented by the Muir Wood family 1985