Peter Graham R.A., R.S.A. (Scottish, 1836-1921)

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Peter Graham R.A., R.S.A. (Scottish, 1836-1921) 

The Path by the Riverside

Oil on Canvas

  • Signed with the artist's monogram and dated '1864' lower right.  
  • With inscribed label verso from Aberdeen Carver and Gilder John Kesson (c.1840-1921).
  • With Aberdeen exhibition label verso.
  • Similar listed to £26,400.00 GBP at auction.
  • There are 40 paintings by this artist in the British National Art Collection.
  • Painting - 48cm x 66cm
  • Frame - 69cm x 87cm 

Lot Notes

A very fine example of the work of important Scottish artist Peter Graham depicting an angler on a riverside path.  Signed with the artist's monogram and dated lower right, with labels verso.


In very fine condition.  The canvas not lined, torn, patched or repaired.  Clean, most attractive, well framed and ready to hang.  Presented in a good quality 19th century frame by Aberdeen Carver and Gilder John Kesson (c.1840-1921) - with label verso.

Artist Information

Peter Graham was one of the many talented Scottish artists who trained at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh under Robert Scott Lauder. Although he worked on figure subjects at first, a holiday in Deeside in 1859 inspired him to turn towards landscape painting. One of the other important influences on him was the poetry of Sir Walter Scott. Having been well received at the Royal Scottish Academy, where he started exhibiting in 1855, he also made a name for himself in England, becoming an Associate of the Royal Academy in London in 1877 — none too soon, according to his biographer, W. Matthews Gilbert. He was elected a full Royal Academician at the end of 1881, and a Senior Royal Academician in 1919. Although he had a "large old-fashioned house standing in its own grounds" called Westoun in St Andrew's, Fife, he now spent half the year at a house in Buckinghamshire, where, however, he kept about some Highland cattle "which as occasion required did duty as artist's models.... Generally speaking," says Gilbert, "a canvas is begun at St Andrews and finished in London"