This brooding scene is one of the Scottish artist DY Cameron’s many works portraying the stark landscape of the Scottish Highlands. The contrast of the deep black of the shadowed hills and the oppressive rainclouds with the bright lake creates a magical and mysterious scene.
Cameron was one of the most successful and highly collected artists in what was known as the ‘Etching Revival’ of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In this print, as with all his work, he minutely controlled the printmaking process, changing the details of the mountains and clouds in several stages to achieve exactly the effect he wanted.
Royal Holloway and Bedford New College Art Collections. Acquired in the merge...