About this artwork

From 1838, Dyce was primarily based in London, working as both a figure painter and art educationist. He regularly returned to Scotland to indulge his taste for pure landscape. Thought to date from the 1830s, this picture was apparently known as Shirrapburn Loch (which is not a real place) when owned by the artist’s father-in-law. After an investigation in 2006 that involved public consultation, the probable subject was identified as Loch Lomond. Dyce’s viewpoint seems to be from the western shore in the vicinity of Stuckgowan. Other suggestions include Loch Shira, a part of Loch Fyne near Inveraray.

William Dyce

William Dyce