Cattle In The Black Glen Water, Isle of Mull

‘Cattle In The Black Glen Water, Isle of Mull’ was one of Mackean Stewart’s later commissions. I have tried to pinpoint the location because the title does not appear on my map. However, from my knowledge of the island I thought this might be on the road to Iona, near the head of Loch Scridain.
Google maps seems to have confirmed this with an identical bridge, but no Highland Cattle. The mountain in the backdrop appears to be Corra-bheinn, with the edge of Ben More at the far left.
Dad never visited Mull, which I always thought strange as he had travelled widely in Scotland over his lifetime. He told me he had planned to see it on a number of occasions but somehow the trip never came together. However, my sister Ann and I both love the island having been introduced to it by my wife Gill. My daughter Emma married Craig Bellingham there, and Gill and I can see the twin peaks of Ben More from Crinan, near to our home in Kilmartin.
The picture was painted from an old photograph provided by the lady who commissioned the work, and a special little painting it is.

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