Associated People: Webster, Mr Robert Bruce, Balephetrish (1892 - 1959)

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Four postcard sized prints of watercolour paintings by Robert Bruce Webster, 1892-1959.

Four postcard sized prints of watercolour paintings by Robert Bruce Webster, 1892-1959 – on holiday at Balephetrish in 1928; looking NE from Balephetrish Hill towards Rhum, Muck and Skye; looking SW along Balephetrish Bay; rocks at Balephetrish.

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The view from Balephetrish Hill by Robert Bruce Webster

Photograph of a watercolour painting of the view from Balephetrish Hill in 1928 by Robert Bruce Webster, D.A.

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Born in Edinburgh in 1892, Robert Bruce Webster was a Scottish watercolourist whose principle productive period lay between the early 1920s and 1950s. He trained at Edinburgh College of Art and served throughout World War I.

Subsequently he taught professionally at Barnstable Grammar School in Devon, and at Dollar Academy and Edinburgh Ladies College. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Society of Watercolourists, the Society of Scottish Artists and Glasgow Fine Arts Society.

He visited Tiree with his wife and children in 1928, during which time he painted several views of the island including this one looking north-east from Balephetrish Hill towards Rum and Skye. He died in Fife in 1959.

Colour photograph of a painting of the view from Balephetrish Hill by Robert Bruce Webster.

Watercolour painting of the view from Balephetrish Hill in 1928 by Robert Bruce Webster.