About this artwork

'View from a Tent' was painted during a trip Maxwell made to the Highlands with William Gillies, a fellow teacher at Edinburgh College of Art. Maxwell has depicted the sands of Morar, on the west coast of Scotland, glimpsed from the inside of the tent. Maxwell later said that trips with Gillies were a mixed blessing, for although he enjoyed the latter's company, he was intimidated by the speed at which his colleague worked. Gillies could finish half a dozen watercolours before he had even selected a motif.

  • title:
    View from a Tent
  • accession number:
    GMA 977
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  • materials:
    Oil on plywood
  • date created:
    1933
  • measurements:
    76.20 x 91.50 cm (framed: 97.00 x 112.30 x 6.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1966
  • copyright:
    © By Permission of the Maxwell family
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

John Maxwell

John Maxwell