Ben Lomond

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"The lofty peak of Ben Lomond, here the predominant monarch of the mountains, lay on our right hand." [1]


This original print dates from the 1830's. The artist is G.F.Robson, it was engraved by E.F. Finden.
The original print image is 3 ¼ " x 4 ½ ", overall print size is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2 ".


Ben Lomond is situated in the county of Stirling, on the eastern side of Loch Lomond. Its summit is three thousand two hundred and sixty-two feet above the level of the sea. Ben Lomond is surpassed in elevation by several of the Grampians, but its striking situation counterbalances this deficiency. It stands on the verge of the Low Country, and is seen from thence uninterrupted by intervening hills. Its form is of such a beautiful character, as to leave an impression on the traveller who beholds it for the first time, not easily effaced. We have heard, indeed, an accomplished artist of the present day state, that the effect upon him, " when Ben Lomond in his glory shone," was such as well nigh threatened destruction to the different implements of his pursuit ; the palette and the camp-stool are said to have performed evolutions similar to the cocked hat and wig of the Antiquary, on reading the letter from Sir Arthur Wardour's son, which induced old Edie to exclaim-" he's gaun gyte."


The view from the summit is very extensive. Ben Cruachan, with Ben Nevis, (the loftiest mountain in Great Britain), are very conspicuous ; on the south-west may be seen, Goat-Fell in Arran, the Paps of Jura, and the Atlantic Ocean, with the coast of Ireland.


  1. Original image in the possession of M.Jex




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