Tour Scotland Photograph Iona Painting By James Campbell Noble
Tour Scotland photograph of an Island of Iona painting by James Campbell Noble, who was born on 22 July 1845 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was the son of James Noble and Rachel Campbell. Three of his cousins were also artists: Robert Noble, born 1857, died 1917, James Inglis Noble, born 1853, died 1912, and David Noble, born 1865, died 1890. He initially studied at the board of manufacturing in Edinburgh and then the Royal Scottish Academy schools under William McTaggart and George Paul Chalmers. He travelled throughout Europe to paint, where the Netherlands and Italy were particularly favourites. He had a studio on Picardy Place and was a teacher at the Royal Scottish Academy art class on The Mound and at the Trustees Academy on Picardy Place. His pupils included Robert Gemmell Hutchison. For a long part of his live he actually lived in the Netherlands. Towards the end of his life he lived again in Scotland, where he lived in Dumfries and Galloway and where he is also mentioned in Corstorphine in 1896. He died on 25 September 1913 whilst in Ledaig, Argyll.
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