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The River Almond at Glenalmond, Perthshire, 1933

By Samuel John "Lamorna" Birch RA RWS RWA (1869-1955)
Category: Watercolours, Catalogue Reference P1052

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 five 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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