About this artwork

This image of Ben Ledi was produced in 1911, and by 1925 had become one of the most desirable and expensive Scottish prints. Here, Cameron used a combination of etching and drypoint to create the strong and dramatic contrasts of light and shade, resulting in a rich and full-toned image. Ben Ledi is a mountain set in the picturesque scenery of Perthshire, and its name means ‘Hill of the Gods’ in Gaelic. It was a constant source of inspiration for Cameron, who painted Ben Ledi many times in a variety of different seasons and atmospheres. His canvas in the National Gallery of Scotland’s collection (NG 2443) shows the mountain in autumn.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Ben Ledi
  • date created:
    1911
  • materials:
    Etching and drypoint on paper
  • measurements:
    Platemark: 38.00 x 30.30 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    The Hon. Gertrude Forbes-Sempill Gift 1955
  • accession number:
    P 2319
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
  • subject:
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Sir David Young Cameron

Sir David Young Cameron

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