(b. 1835, Aros, Kintyre, Strathclyde, d. 1910, Broomiknowe, Lothian)

The Storm

Oil on canvas, 122 x 183 cm
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

In Scotland the 1880s saw a lively interest in open-air painting. The Glasgow School, numbering some thirty members, was of key importance. Foremost in the group were James Guthrie, his fellow Scot William MacTaggart and the Irish artist John Lavery. They agreed in their opposition to prevailing Victorian taste and the methods of the Royal Scottish Academy.