The Countess of Buchan 1306 AD

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Stewart Carmichael
Born Dundee, 1867-1950

The Countess of Buchan
Painted 1908

Watercolour
Presented by Arthur P Mathewson
Museum number 171-1912

Carmichael was intensely interested in Scottish literature and history and with fellow Dundee artist John Duncan, played an important part in the Celtic Revival Movement. He produced a series of charged works dealing with major events in Scottish history.

This work is a study of Isabella MacDuff. She crowned Robert Bruce at Scone and as a result was imprisoned by Edward 1 from 1306-1313 at Berwick Castle. She was kept in a cross shaped cage as alluded to in the painting.

The Countess of Buchan 1306 AD
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