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After the Massacre of Glencoe
1889

Medium
oil on canvas
Measurements
123.2 × 175.8 cm
Inscription
inscribed in brown paint l.l.: Peter Graham / 1889
Accession Number
p.315.1-1
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of James Graham Esq., 1889
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
At 5.00 a.m. on 13 February 1692 the forces of William III – all of whom, under the false pretence of collecting taxes, had been billeted with the citizens of Glencoe, Scotland – rose against their MacDonald hosts to execute a ‘secret and sudden’ massacre. William III’s troops, acting upon the English monarch’s presumption of Scottish support for the exiled Stuart king James II, were instructed to ‘put all to the sword under seventy’, and after doing so they burned Glencoe’s villages to the ground. After the Massacre of Glencoe depicts the few survivors, climbing to safety into the breathtakingly beautiful hills above their torched homes.

Frame

Peter GRAHAM
After the Massacre of Glencoe 1889
Framemaker
Unknown - 19th century
Date
1889
Materials

timber, composition, gold leaf

Condition

outer frame re-surfaced

Dimensions
165.5 x 219 x 15 cm
About

Though there is no label on this frame it is comparable to the W. A. Smith frame on Halsewelle’s Heart of the Coolins, Isle of Skye 1886.
A similar frame is found on Peter Graham’s An Easterly Breeze (p.312.2-1) and a variant on William Hatherell The baliffs daughter of Islington (4308-3)