About this artwork

Marjory Kennedy Fraser was brought up on Scottish folk songs. As a child she accompanied her father on his tours at home and abroad, playing the piano while he sang. Sharing an deep interest in the Celtic Revival, she became a close friend of the artist, John Duncan. He persuaded her to visit Eriskay in 1905 where she began to record, and then publish, the disappearing Gaelic songs and music of the Hebrides. Duncan has painted his friend against the landscape of Eriskay, her shawl blowing gently in the wind.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, 1857 - 1930. Musician and collector of Hebridean songs
  • date created:
    Painted 1931
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    61.00 x 50.80 cm (framed: 71.00 x 60.40 x 5.70 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1931
  • accession number:
    PG 1155
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John Duncan

John Duncan