About this artwork

This painting is a coastal view of the county of Wigtownshire in the south-west of Scotland. MacTaggart’s distinctive use of colour is seen in this work, as he used both colour and an expressive handling of paint to convey emotion. This work was painted in 1968, the same year the artist was made Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French Government. It is one of MacTaggart’s largest paintings.

Sir William MacTaggart

Sir William MacTaggart