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St Machar Cathedral

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St Machar Cathedral
An etching of St Machar Cathedral in Old Aberdeen by James G. Murray, A.R.E. (1863-1906).

Murray was the son of an Aberdeen house carpenter and was educated at the city's Free East Church School. After leaving school he attended classes at the Mechanics Institute and Gray's School of Art. He also taught at the latter for some time.

While in Aberdeen Murray undertook a large number of well received, black and white etchings. He later moved to Glasgow and worked as a lithographic print designer. He specialised in book illustration and poster work.

He was elected an associate of the Royal Painter-Etcher Society and contributed to their exhibitions. He also regularly exhibited work in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Stirling.

He was just over 40 years old when he died. For a more detailed account of his life and work please see his obituary in the Peterhead Sentinel and Buchan Observer (18 August 1906, p5).

This framed etching was kindly donated to the library in 2016.
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