The Diver

The Diver



Ross was born in Berwick-on-Tweed, the youngest child of the artist Robert Thorburn Ross, RSA. He was brought up in Edinburgh and educated at the Military Academy before entering the Edinburgh School of Art and the life school of the Royal Scottish Academy (1877-80). He worked in oil and watercolour and was a regular exhibitor in Scotland and abroad. He died from the effects of a fall in his Edinburgh studio in 1903. Shortly after his death a memorial exhibition of his work was held in Edinburgh and his important painting The Bass Rock was purchased by his admires and presented to the National Gallery of Scotland. The present work, with it’s swirling seagull, is closely related to The Bass Rock.


Height 83.82 cm / 33 "
Width 19.05 cm / 7 "
Framed height 106.68 cm / 42 "
Framed width 24.13 cm / 9 "