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Lunan Bay, Angus

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Lunan Bay, Angus Dated 1890

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Lunan Bay, on the Angus coast, north of Dundee, is the sliver of golden white sand on the distant shoreline in this watercolour study. Fettes Douglas has used one of the grassy cliffs that flank Lunan Bay as his vantage point. An array of muted sombre tones was used to depict the undulating mass of land. This contrasts with the light washes that convey the clarity and fluidity of the sea. The only inhabitants of the landscape are the two tiny figures perched on the sloping cliff, and although they are together, they do not face each other. Their mutual detachment adds to the subdued and isolated atmosphere of the picture.

Glossary Open


A transparent layer of diluted ink or watercolour.


A paint with colouring and binding agents diluted with water. It has a transparent quality and is usually applied to paper.

Wash, Watercolour


  • Acc. No. D NG 973
  • Medium Watercolour on paper
  • Size 15.10 x 27.60 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1909