Scotts View, Bemersyde

BillCowe

Peebles, United Kingdom

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acrylic on board 2006

This was one of Sir Walter Scott’s favourite views, overlooking a wide bend of the River Tweed toward the Eildon Hills. Nearby Bemersyde House is the hereditary home of the Haigs, dating back in part to the 16th c. and a regular haunt of Scott. Abbotsford House, Ashiestiel, Dryburgh Abbey, Melrose, Selkirk, and Sandyknowe at Smailholm are among other nearby places with strong Scott associations. In particular, Smailholm Tower, about 4 miles west of Scott’s View, features in “Marmion” and exhibiting a collection of model characters from Scott’s “Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders”, is especially worth a visit.

Painted on a sunny afternoon picnic, hot enough to generate a slight heat haze. I could see directly into the pools below, even from the picnic site.

Note: the original painting 50cm x 70cm is for sale – enquire by bubblemail direct to Bill Cowe

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