Print by D Y Cameron
West Highland Museum

This detailed print was made by the prominent Scottish artist and etcher Sir D Y Cameron (1865 – 1945).

To create this print, D Y Cameron used ‘The Strange Plate’, a copper plate made in 1746 and intended to print bank notes for the Jacobite cause. The plate was given to the museum in 1928 by Cameron, who was one of the museum’s earliest supporters. As one of the foremost printers of his day, he printed 57 signed proofs from the plate
and which were sold to raise funds for the museum.

The print has played an important role in the history of the West Highland Museum. In 1925, the print featured in the exhibition of ‘Prince Charles Edward and the ’45 Campaign’.
In 2021, the museum printed 45 prints from the plate again to mark the museum’s centenary.

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Date: 1925
Materials : Paper
Size : 28cm x 28cm

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