The Wandering Shadows by Peter Graham art print

High-quality 240gsm smooth matt paper
35.6 x 28 cm

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Art print reproduction of Wandering Shadows by Peter Graham, part of the National Galleries of Scotland collection. This art print is a beautifully presented image with a white border. Printed in high-quality 240gsm smooth matt paper with light, fine-grain surface texture.

Graham's observations of fleeting effects in nature provided the basis for his painting. He captured the transient character of clouds as they float around the mountain tops and descend into the valleys and recorded their wandering shadows across the slopes. The sense of movement and constant change is echoed in the mountain stream flowing down to the gushing river. On moving to London, Graham produced series of grand paintings like this, particularly appealing to an urban-based audience.

Peter Graham's large paintings celebrate the romantic character of the Scottish Highlands. He trained at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh under Robert Scott Lauder and at first worked on figure subjects. From 1859 he began to concentrate on landscape painting after an inspiring holiday in Deeside. Graham chose to paint on a scale which emphasised the awe-inspiring magnificence of the scenery. He enjoyed great success at the Royal Scottish Academy and from 1866, at the Royal Academy, London.