Law, David (1831-1901; Scottish)
Ben Venue and Loch Vennacher, in the Highlands of Scotland
Oil on canvas, c.71.3 x 124.5 cm
Purchased, 1881; de-accessioned and sold at auction, 1950
Unidentified; present location unknown

NGV 1894 quotes lines from Scott’s Lady of the Lake, mentioning “huge Ben Venue.” This canvas was de-accessioned in 1950.

The NGV still holds several landscape water-colours by this artist, bought in 1883: see linked artist entry.


AR 1881, p.52; NGV 1894, p.99 (IV.McArthur Gallery, no.80; as on loan to the Bendigo Art Gallery; with quote from Scott’s Lady of the Lake, I.xiv); NGV 1905, p.173 (list of pictures on loan to country galleries; size given as 28 x 49 inches [£100]