Friday, 23 August 2013

Kunst op Vrijdag: Schotse landschappen 19e eeuw


Caledonia! thou land of the mountain and rock,
Of the ocean, the mist, and the wind-
Thou land of the torrent, the pine, and the oak,
Of the roebuck, the hart, and the hind;
Though bare are thy cliffs, and though barren thy glens,
Though bleak thy dun islands appear,
Yet kind are the hearts, and undaunted the clans,
That roam on these mountains so drear!

A foe from abroad, or a tyrant at home,
Could never thy ardour restrain;
The marshall'd array of imperial Rome
Essay'd thy proud spirit in vain!
Firm seat of religion, of valour, of truth,
Of genius unshackled and free,
The muses have left all the vales of the south,
My loved Caledonia, for thee!

Sweet land of the bay and wild-winding deeps
Where loveliness slumbers at even,
While far in the depth of the blue water sleeps
A calm little motionless heaven!
Thou land of the valley, the moor, and the hill,
Of the storm and the proud rolling wave-
Yes, thou art the land of fair liberty still,
And the land of my forefathers' grave!

James Hogg

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Scottish lake landscape in front of mountains-Scottish painter
Kilchurn castle Loch Awe-Scottish painter

Foreground of a mountain stream and an old man fishing by in in victorian period outdoor clothes of a poor to middle ranking man. a path leads down into the misty glen below but disappears into mountain mist.
Wandering Shadows-Peter Graham

Three highland cattle in the foreground, with the rest of the herd receding into the mist in a general scottish mountain moorland scene
Moorland and Mist-Peter Graham
A view of Tantallon Castle-Alexander Nasmyth
Glencoe-Alfred de Breanski

© KH

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