About this artwork

Loch Duich is a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. Cheyne has represented it using broad, flat planes of colour and curving lines which show the influence of Art Deco designs and Japanese prints. In adopting a high viewpoint Cheyne emphasises the spectacular mountains against the flat, still surface of the loch. The unusually patterned sky, which almost resembles waves, could represent snow covered hills. In woodcuts such as this each colour is printed separately, layered one on top of the other.

  • title:
    Loch Duich
  • accession number:
    GMA 200
  • artist:
    Ian CheyneScottish (1895 - 1955)
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  • materials:
    Colour woodcut on paper
  • date created:
    1934
  • measurements:
    27.50 x 32.90 cm (paper 31.10 x 35.80 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1949
  • copyright:
    © The Estate of the Artist
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Ian Cheyne

Ian Cheyne