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Loch Earn

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Loch Earn About 1864

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Drummond's friend the botanist, John Hutton Balfour, regarded his enthusiasm for geology and botany as specifically anti-Darwinian: 'His evolution was God's Work, and not the mere development of living beings' The picture of Loch Earn, seen from above a garden, with the little figure of the woman marking the middle distance, may have evoked ideas of the human and the divine - the cultivated garden and the awesome wilderness, the peopled plains and the hills watching above.

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A theory of biological evolution originally developed by Charles Darwin, proposing that variation in the make-up of living things determines their ability to adapt and survive. This process is called ‘natural selection’.



  • Acc. No. PGP 39.4
  • Medium Albumen print by the malt process
  • Size 17.30 x 22.20 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1984