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On a Hill Road, Granada
© Estate of James Craig Annan

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On a Hill Road, Granada 1913

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
In 1913, the photographer James Craig Annan visited Spain with the artist William Strang. This photogravure, ‘Group on a Hill Road’, is one of several images of Spanish subjects in which the figures appear to be unaware of the camera, yet in reality have been carefully positioned to create a balanced composition. Annan never found the time to produce and sell an album of his Spanish photographs, but the photographer Alfred Stieglitz published eight of these images in the photo magazine ‘Camera Work’ in 1914.

Glossary Open


The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.


A photographic negative is transferred onto a copper plate, which can then be manipulated like an etching. It allows for creative working and results in a wide range of tones in the finished work.

Composition, Photogravure


  • Acc. No. PGP 45.17
  • Medium Photogravure on paper
  • Size 11.80 x 18.10 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1992