An engraving "Refugees, Glencoe 1692"
Name - Refugees Glencoe 1692
Artist - George Aikman, A.R.S.A (1831-1905)
Medium - Engraving on Paper
Date - Undated - Presumed 1880s
Signed by the Artist
Additional Product Information
The infamous Massacre of Glencoe took place on 13 February 1692 and is considered one of Scotland's darkest histotical events. Government troops slaughtered 38 members of the Clan MacDonald in their homes for not having pledged allegiance to the Crown.
Some survivors attempted to escape through the snow and this was captured by the artist James Hamilton(1853-1894) 200 years later in a painting done in a typical staged Scottish Victorian 'costume piece', or historical painting (1883-1886)which, although is in no way accurate, has come to be the iconic image of the dastardly event. The large canvas(earlt 2m wide) is now displayed in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery.
George Aikman - a friend and contempary of the artist, made this engraving from the famous painting.
About the Artist
George Aikman, A.R.S.A (1831-1905) Born in Edinburgh who in his formative years cut his trade as an apprentice engraver to his father before later in his life concentrating his work on Landscape painting.
The picture is set in an attractive wood frame carrying the label of Dunn's Art Stores, Perth(Now Greyfriars Art Shop)
Full Frame size - Width - 79.5 cm Height - 59.5 cm
Original art work size - Width - 73 cm Height - 53.50 cm