Stirling Castle
© Estate of James Craig Annan

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Stirling Castle about 1903
  • Scottish Art
The great American photographer, Alfred Stieglitz described J. Craig Annan as: 'A true artist, and a decidedly poetic one at that'. His photogravure of Stirling Castle was executed in this spirit. The gravure print was a process that Annan and his father, Thomas Annan, learned in Vienna from its inventor, Karl Klic in 1883. The Glasgow photographer was proud of his Scottishness and some have read a nationalist statement into this picture. Although the castle looks proud and untouchable up on the crag, it overlooks a farmyard - an element which instantaneously makes this an informal and accessible image.

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 45.15
  • Medium Photogravure
  • Size 19.30 x 28.20 cm; overall: 40.50 x 55.70 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1991