Ardencaple Castle in Argyll Scotland

Limited Edition Print on quality art paper. It is from a series of 100 prints and they cost $50. each. The size is 12 inches x 16 inches. It is hand signed and numbered. The painting medium is watercolor. It was printed on heavy weight art paper.

Ardencaple Castle features history of the Scottish West Highland Terrier. The dog breed was developed here. This Argyll castle no longer exists. This painting was done entirely from historical research. It tells the development story of the Duke of Argyll, Campbell family and Colonel Malcolm’s in creating this Scottish West Highland Terrier breed in the 1800’s.

Calligraphy text on the painting:
The Scottish ‘West Highland Terrier’ can be credited to General Edward Donald Malcolm of Poltalloch and Duke of Argyll of the Campbells as the originators of the breed in the 1800s. Originally the dogs were tawny red, black or cream. One of Malcolm's red terriers was mistaken for a fox and shot. Many years of breeding from white Cairn, Scottish, and Bedlington Terriers produced the desired qualities of white coats and speed. The 1907 Crufts dog show officially listed the 'West Highland White Terrier' breed chosen for their rugged character hunting small game and area of development. The West Highland White Terrier Club of America was founded in 1909, as was membership to the American Kennel Club.

Custom painting requests welcomed! My painting and research work can capture your families or pets ancestral home. I specialize in watercolor illustration that captures architectural history.

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