Edinburgh,The Assembly Rooms
31 October 2002
William McTaggart, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1835-1910)
signed and dated indistinctly 'W McTaggart 18..' (lower right), and inscribed indistinctly 'Homeward/Bound' (on a label attached to the reverse)
oil on panel
13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.3 cm.)
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J.L. Caw, William McTaggart, R.S.A., V.P.R.S.W. A Biography and an Appreciation, Glasgow, 1917, p. 225.
Glasgow, Royal Glasgow Institute, 1861, no. 307.
Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, 1862, no. 139.
James Caw (op. cit., p. 35) comments that in 1862 the artist sent a group of paintings to the Royal Scottish Academy which included; The Sprained Ankle 'a schoolboy acting the part of a good Samaritan', the present work and a portrait of Colonel R.W. Fraser. Caw also notes that Homeward Bound was purchased by a friend of Erskine Nicol on his advice.
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