Attributed to Peter Graham (British, 1836-1921), oil on canvas landscape titled Fingal's Cave on front of frame. The painting depicts seabirds (including puffins), congregated on a large rock in the foreground with the basalt cavern towering in the background. Signed lower right "P. Graham". Probably original giltwood and composition molded swept frame. 29-1/2" x 21-1/2" sight, 39" x 29-1/2" framed. Note: Fingal's Cave is situated on the uninhabited island of Staffa in the Hebrides and is part of a National Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The cave was immortalized in an 18th century poem by James McPherson and inspired composer Felix Mendelssohn's "Hebrides Overture". Graham, a member of the Royal Academy, was known for his Scottish land and seascapes which typically included various animals and birds. Condition: 4" wide c-shaped tear to upper center, poorly repaired; and foxing to back of canvas. Frame has been regilded and has some worn/rubbed spots. Condition: 4" wide c-shaped tear to upper center, poorly repaired; and foxing to back of canvas. Frame has been regilded and has some worn/rubbed spots.
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