The Riders of the Sidhe

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.John Duncan
Born Dundee, 1866-1945

The Riders of the Sidhe, 1911

Tempera on canvas
Presented by J Martin White, 1912
Museum Number 178-1912

This richly Symbolic painting steeped in mythology is the masterpiece of the Celtic Revival movement, headed by Dundonian John Duncan.

In Celtic myth the Sidhe (pronounced Shee) are the fairy folk who ride forth each year on Midsummer Night The name is known locally in the Sidlaws or ‘Fairy hills’.

The Riders of the Sidhe
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