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GALLERY FIVE

JOHN DUNCAN

John Duncan (1866-1945) was born and educated in Dundee. From there he went to London to work as an illustrator for a few years before going to Belgium and Germany to continue his art studies. Then he returned to Scotland, living in in Edinburgh where he became one of the leading artists in the Celtic Revival of the time with paintings such as The Riders of the Sidhe (1912) and others on mostly Celtic legendary themes.

Many regarded him as a mystic, and he confessed to hearing 'fairy music' while he painted. This romantic tendency led to trouble when he married a girl he believed to have discovered the Holy Grail in a well at Glastonbury. She soon left and divorced him, unable to quite live up to his expectations.


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Tristan and Isolde
John Duncan

Riders of the Sidhe
John Duncan

The Coming of Bride
John Duncan

The Fairy Princess
John Duncan

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Aoife
John Duncan

Children of Lir
John Duncan

Cuchulain
John Duncan

Kelpie
John Duncan

Fomorians
John Duncan


WALTER CRANE

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Aesop's Fables
Walter Crane


Four Seasons
Walter Crane


Arthur and the Giant
Walter Crane


 
 

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