The artist was born in Edinburgh, elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, and moved to London. “MacWhirter’s preference was for peaceful and poetic landscapes. At first he attempted Pre-Raphaelite detail, but later abandoned this for a broader style. Travelled widely in Europe and America.” — Christopher Wood, p. 336



Wood, Christopher. Research by Christopher Newall. The Dictionary of Victorian Painters. 2nd ed. Woodbridge: Antique Collector’s Club, 1978.

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