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Robert Walker Macbeth

Robert Walker Macbeth, 19th century landscape paintings
Robert Walker Macbeth was a Scottish painter, etcher and illustrator, active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

He was known for his pastoral landscapes, most of them rural or genre scenes with figures in various activities, and a suggestion of narrative content. His father and younger brother were also artists.

Macbeth was a member of the Royal Watercolour Society, the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Academy.

There are a number of scattered sources for his images online, unfortunately few are of high resolution.


5 responses to “Robert Walker Macbeth”

  1. On the first image, the people dining outdoors, it looks like the woman is poisoning her husband’s tea.

    1. Hmmm, now that you mention it…

  2. He likes painting dogs best. At the age of nineteen he painted Greyfriars Bobby, the famous Sky Terrier, which guarded his master’s grave. It is said that Bobby spent the next 14 years at his master’s graveside. He would pad out of the cemetery at lunchtime to be fed. Bobby became a local celebrity. In 1867 Bobby was in danger of being destroyed when a new regulation ordered that all dogs had to be licensed. Lord Provost Sir William Chambers paid to have Bobby’s license renewed.

    1. Interesting. Thanks, Ælle.

  3. Here another painting by Robert Walker Macbeth, found in the autioned lot archive by