John Duncan

Photographs of Paintings
John Duncan RSA, after 1929


This is the second in a set of twelve important albums compiled by John Duncan RSA and gifted to us in 1946 by his estate. Duncan was a significant Scottish artist, a close collaborator of Patrick Geddes and a leading painter of the Celtic Revival in Scotland.


This album contains photographs of a range of Duncan's paintings and drawings from around 1896 to 1929. The latter date is that of the painting on pages 6 to 8, Mary Queen of Scots at Fotheringhay, now in the Wardlaw Museum, St Andrews. Perhaps most significantly, on page 13, the album contains a photograph of Coronach of Claverhouse. This now lost mural was painted by Duncan for Patrick Geddes's flat at Ramsay Garden in Edinburgh around 1896.