'The Campbeltown Fair', which is dated 1886, was first exhibited at the Edinburgh International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art in that same year. It is one of three genre paintings of old Campbeltown – the others were 'St John's Night' and 'Hogmanay at the Cross, Campbeltown' – presented anonymously to the town in 1904. The native charm and social rootedness of 'The Campbeltown Fair', which features a variety of still-identifiable nineteenth-century local characters, has assured its place in the affections of local people.
Where to see this painting?
Shore Street, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, PA28 6BS
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.