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Photograph - Tir A'Mhurain, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  • Tir A'Mhurain, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
    Paul Strand, born 1890 - died 1976
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Tir A'Mhurain, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Scotland, Great Britain (photographed)

  • Date:

    1954 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paul Strand, born 1890 - died 1976 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin silver print

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the Gordon Fraser Trust through The Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.445-1975

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case X, shelf 998, box G

  • Image in copyright

This photograph was taken by Paul Strand in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The artist provides a compelling view of life on these small islands in his various photographs of 1954, which include many portraits as well as landscapes. Here, there are several buildings visible in the distance, including one at the centre of the composition. However, the vast sky and seascape as well as the wild horses on the beach in the foreground provide the focus of the photograph.

Physical description

Photograph by Paul Strand (American, 1890-1976) of wild horses on the beach, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, 1954.

Place of Origin

Scotland, Great Britain (photographed)

Date

1954 (made)

Artist/maker

Paul Strand, born 1890 - died 1976 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin silver print

Marks and inscriptions

'Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Photograph 1954 by Paul Strand and print made by him' written on verso.

Dimensions

Length: 57 cm mount, Height: 46.9 cm mount, Length: 34.8 cm image, Height: 27.5 cm image

Object history note

Given by the Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust through the National Art Collections Fund

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Tir a'Mhurain: The Outer Hebrides of Scotland catalogue with text by Basil Davidson and photographs by Paul Strand.

Exhibition History

Where Are We? Questions of Landscape (Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery 03/05/2008-28/06/2008)
Where Are We? Questions of Landscape (Graves Art Gallery 20/09/2007-05/01/2008)
Paul Strand Centennial Retrospective (Victoria and Albert Museum 01/01/1992-31/12/1992)
Tir a'Mhurain: The Outer Hebrides of Scotland (National Museum of Photography, Film and Television 01/01/2001-31/12/2001)

Labels and date

"Above all, Strand's clouds and skies had to arouse an aesthetic response, a response that signified that the world was dangerously beautiful. In [his book] Tir a'Mhurain, the people and the landscape matched each other, reflected each other, explained each other, as perhaps no other Strand group did. This was Strand's stated ambition: to interweave the elements of nature and habitation so as to evoke the rich interior life of even the simplest folk."
- Estelle Jussim
"Above all, Strand's clouds and skies had to arouse an aesthetic response, a response that signified that the world was dangerously beautiful. In [his book] Tir a'Mhurain, the people and the landscape matched each other, reflected each other, explained each other, as perhaps no other Strand group did. This was Strand's stated ambition: to interweave the elements of nature and habitation so as to evoke the rich interior life of even the simplest folk." - Estelle Jussim [11/09/2007-28/06/2008]

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process

Subjects depicted

Scotland

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O137840
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