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Gannet, or Solan Goose

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Gannet, or Solan Goose Published 1905

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
The gannet in this picture is nesting on Ailsa Craig in Ayrshire, Scotland. This is Richard Kearton's recollection of the circumstances in which it was taken: 'Towards evening I found myself at work on a narrow ledge of rock not one whit wider than the seat of a chair, with some five hundred feet of thin air betwixt me and the sea below...Noticing that the rays of the sinking sun coming aslant through a slight haze made a beautiful play of soft light and shade upon the pure white plumage of my subjects, I fired off my last plate'.


  • Acc. No. PGP R 888.12
  • Medium Photogravure
  • Size 19.30 x 28.00 cm
  • Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985