The Sailing of the Emigrant Ship

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The Sailing of the Emigrant Ship Dated 1895
  • Scottish Art
Born to Gaelic speaking parents on the west coast of Scotland, the artist felt a deep personal concern for the draining away of the Celtic population from their own land. He painted three variations on the theme of emigration, of which this is the last. An emigrant ship is seen moving off under a stormy sky, with a hint of a rainbow in it. On the shore, older members of the clan have been left behind, desolate.


  • Acc. No. NG 1757
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 77.00 x 87.50cm (framed: 110.20 x 120.40 x 12.50 cm)
  • Credit Presented by Sir James Lewis Caw and Lady Caw 1931