Monday, 30 March 2009

Saint Columba Bidding Farewell to the White Horse.

As you can probably tell from the images in my sidebar, I'm fond of the paintings of John Duncan (1866-1945). This is one of my favourites, showing Saint Columba saying goodbye to his faithful and very mournful looking horse. Duncan was born and worked for many years in Dundee. Through his collaboration with Patrick Geddes, a man light years ahead of his time, Duncan went on to become one of the main driving forces behind the Scottish Renaissance in Scotland in the early 20th century.

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