Scottish Art - Paintings of Scotland:
Culloden Moor Battlefield Memorial
by D. Bruce Bennett
Echoes of Culloden Moor
Few Scots - or those of us with Scottish ancestry - can walk Culloden Moor Battlefield and not be deeply affected. Bruce is no exception. This picture of Scotland is a result of his experience on that eerie battlefield where 5,000 ill-equipped and under-nourished Jacobite Highlanders were defeated by 9,000 well-equipped and well-fed English troops (and several of their Scots neighbors) on April 16, 1746.
The Act of Proscription followed shortly in 1747, banning the kilt, bagpipe, and claymore (large sword). Much blood-letting followed the battle, too, as English troops roamed the Highlands bringing surviving Jacobite supporters to "justice."
In this Scottish Art, done with acrylics in an oil-painting style, Highland warriors - ghosts from 1746 - charge past the Culloden Moor memorial cairn, which would be erected 135 years later in 1881. (See the "face" in the stones?) The skies are misty and dreary, much like the face of the Highlands after this failed attempt to keep Highland ways intact.
Do you need a picture of Scotland like this one to remind you of your Scottish ancestors' fight for freedom, well before the American war for freedom? You may have noticed we have a number of Culloden paintings on our Highland Battlefields and Warriors page. Bruce has painted several versions of Culloden Moor due, in part, to his own emotions but mainly due to customers' requests for this pivotal point in Scottish history. (See what the Jacobites Pipe & Drum Band commissioned for their 2007 Uprising! Concert.)
You may want to follow suit and commission a painting similar to this one. Want the memorial cairn, but not the Highland warrior ghosts? Would you rather see your clan's marker in front of the ghosts? Tell us your ideas, and we'll work together to create a piece of Scottish Art that's exactly what you want.
Echoes of Culloden Moor Picture of Scotland
Medium: acrylic on hardboard
Image Dimensions: 19.5" w. x 15.5" h.
Frame: 4" wide Olde-World-style black and gold wood; 27.5" w. 23.5" h.
(This painting of Culloden Moor SOLD in September 2002,
but you could commission a similar version of Culloden Moor.)
Please note that all Paintings of Scotland (and Paintings of England, too) on this site are the original artwork of U.S. artist, D. Bruce Bennett. United States customers pay no U.K. exchange rate, no customs duty tax, and no international mailing costs. All we have to add to the very reasonable price of our Scottish Art is plain old U.S. postage (and state tax for Colorado residents).
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