About this artwork

Hell’s Glen can be found on the way to Lochgoilhead, a small village on the Cowal Peninsula in the west coast of Scotland. The rocks to the left of the bridge are known locally as ‘Moses Well’. The flat planes of colour and curving lines of this woodcut are influenced by Art Deco designs and Japanese prints. The hills in the foreground appear to be dappled with sunlight, which contrasts with the forbidding dark mountain and heavy grey clouds overhead, which give the image an ominous feeling.

  • title:
    Hell's Glen
  • accession number:
    GMA 199
  • artist:
    Ian CheyneScottish (1895 - 1955)
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  • materials:
    Colour woodcut on paper (16/20)
  • date created:
    1928
  • measurements:
    25.20 x 29.80 cm (paper 28.00 x 32.10 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1949
  • copyright:
    © The Estate of the Artist
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Ian Cheyne

Ian Cheyne