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46 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3NH, Scotland (TSOH)
Samuel John "Lamorna" Birch RA RWS RWA (1869-1955)

The River Almond at Glenalmond, Perthshire, 1933
Period 1860-1884
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Description

Charcoal and pencil, with wash. 7 x 9½ inches (14 x 13)
Inscribed "Glenalmond July 2 '33" and signed with initials in pencil, lower left. Also inscribed "Souvenir of my visit to the Cairnies. To Mrs Anderson July 2 1933. S J Lamorna Birch" in black ink, lower right. Small tear, bottom centre.
(Cairnies was one of the the 5 Houses at the then Trinity College, Glenalmond, the boys' public school, now Glenalmond College).


The artist

Painter in oils and watercolours of landscape, noted for his paintings of fishing beats; his watercolour scenes of Scottish rivers are especially prized.
Lived and worked at Lamorna, near Newlyn.


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