The Storm by William McTaggart (30 x 40 cm) framed print
30 x 40 cm ready to hang black framed print featuring artwork The Storm by William McTaggart, part of the Scottish National Gallery Collection. Image size 19 x 29 cm, frame size 33 x 43 cm. Printed in high-quality 240gsm smooth matt paper with light, fine-grain surface texture.
McTaggart's energetic brush work and bold colour convey the power of the thunderous sky, lashing wind and turbulent sea. Man's vulnerability and courageous struggle in relation to natural forces are suggested through the tiny fishing vessel at sea and the launching of a rescue boat from the shore. Anxious families wait in the foreground. The figures are fully integrated into the landscape, which was worked up in McTaggart's studio, but based on a smaller version painted out of doors at Carradale in Kintyre in 1883. Andrew Carnegie, the industrialist and philanthropist, bought the painting which was later presented to the gallery by his widow.