Duart Castle, Isle of Mull by Sir Edward John Poynter Bt PRA RWS (1839-1919). Before 1917. Watercolor. Source: The Studio 72 (October 1917): 90. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Commentary from The Studio

Duart Castle, Isle of Mull, with its low-lying shore and faintly expressed hills, so distant that they almost merge into the sky in tone, is a subject so difficult to render that it would baffle most people who attempted it. A boat in the foreground and the small figures engaged in pulling it on to the little pier are the sole reminder of any sign of life in this unbeaten track of Scotland, yet those who know the spot with an intimate knowledge wish that they could have seen it with the insight now revealed. [95]

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McAllister, Isabel G. “Some Water-colour Pantings by Sir Edward Poynter, P.R.A. ” The Studio: Am Illustrated Magazine of Fine and Applied Art. 72 (October 1917): 89-100.

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