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#259. Loch Coruisk.

  42.5 x 60, oil on canvas. "Gilbert Munger 79" lower left.

Loch Coruisk Offered for sale at Tajan (Paris) auction TABLEAUX ANCIENS ET DU XIXe SI√ąCLE of 26 June 2008 as lot 118 with the title Twilight View of a Lake; estimate €8,000 - 12,000; bought-in. Subsequently offered by the seller for €7,000. Bought-in again at Artcurial, Paris, sale of 4 October 2013 as lot 510, est. €6,000 - 8,000. Sold at Artcurial (S.V.V.) auction in Paris on 7 February 2014 as lot 292 for €2,800 plus €737 in premiums. The catalog says the work is unfinished and unframed, but the former is probably a misinterpretation of condition problems.

In a 19 May 1879 article two Munger paintings of Scottish lochs are specifically mentioned as submissions to the 1879 Royal Academy Exhibition: Loch Corusik on the Isles of Skye and Loch Maree in the northwest highlands. Munger started painting in Scotland in the falls of 1877. I contacted Stuart Mackinnon at who runs boat tours to Loch Coruisk. He confirmed that the painting depicts Loch Coruisk and sent along the photo above to prove it. Image from online auction catalog.

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© Michael D. Schroeder 21 Jun 2008.