- Object type
Mr and Mrs Robert N Campbell of Kailzie
Henry Raeburn artist
oil on canvas
framed: 2967 x 2088 x 189 mm;unframed: 2413 mm x 1524 mm
Mr and Mrs Campbell stroll arm in arm in the grounds of their estate of Kailzie at Traquair, Peebles-shire, and are captured as if the artist had just met them.
Raeburn was the most famous Scottish portrait painter of his day. He painted many of Scotland's important people, such as politicians, judges and landowners. His talent lay in his ability to catch character with just a few strokes of paint. His lightness of touch is seen here in the boldly sketched landscape setting. Raeburn was also admired for his use of reflected light. The couple in this picture are romantically swathed in the glow of sunlight.
- Credit Line/Donor
Bequeathed by Isabella A H J Campbell, 1917
- ID Number
Kelvingrove Scottish Identity