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The Medieval Period (1100AD - 1499AD)

Castles

Dunure Castle

Description:

MacKay's depiction of Dunure Castle set against a stormy sky contrasts strongly with Sir D. Y. Cameron's who paints the castle in sunshine, against a dead calm sea.

The artist James MacKay was from a long established Kilmarnock family. His brother Alexander was also a painter and is perhaps best remembered for his portraits. James preferred to paint landscapes and although he eventually settled in Edinburgh, he produced many paintings of Ayrshire scenes, a number of which belong to the collections in East Ayrshire.

Materials/Media:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
1015 x 1340mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
FA/A158
Digital Number:
EAFA006n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council