Artist: Gillies, William George, Sir, CBE RA RSA PPRSW · 1898-1973

The work was probably painted in the artist's home in Haddington, from sketches done on a trip to Mallaig. he is recorded as having taken a painting trip there in both 1926 and 192

The influence of Post-impressionist and Cubist works which he had encountered in the raw for the first time in his life in 1924 on his Edinburgh College of Art Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship is evident in the palette and handling of this work.