Hering, George Edwards (1805-79; English)
Druidical monuments at dawn in the Isle of Arran 1871
Oil on canvas, 89.7 x 139.0 cm
Purchased, 1872 (advice of J.R.Herbert)
National Gallery of Victoria (p.303.5-1)
Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, is well known for its Neolithic monuments; the standing stones depicted here form part of one of the groups on Machrie Moor, recorded by James Bryce in 1861.
The artist also painted landscapes in Italy and elsewhere.
AR 1872, p.21; SB, p.303; NGV 1875, p.25; NGV 1894, p.73 (IV.McArthur Gallery, no.9); NGV 1905, p.88 (III.McArthur Gallery, no.21) [£210]
For Hering and other examples of his work, see Bénézit 6, p.1433; AKL 72 (2012), pp.160-61; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Edwards_Hering; and http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/george-edwards-hering
The details on Arran noted here are drawn from the Wikipedia articles on Arran, Machrie Moor, and James Bryce