Artist: Ernest Edward Briggs

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Stayed at Lochinvar Hotel, Dalry, 1895

His centenary exhibition contained Galloway works painted or exhibited in 1895, 1900, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911 and 1913


Slade School

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RI 1906, RSW 1913

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Between 1887 and 1913 exhibited in all but two years at the Royal Academy


Norman Wilkinson


Author and illustrator of Angling and Art in Scotland (1912)  Briggs excelled at painting moving water.  In December 1908 there was an exhibition at the Fine Art Society, London, entitled Fishermen’s Haunts in Galloway and The Highlands.  The exhibition contained over 20 Galloway views, many of them of the River Ken about Earlston Linn and other spots near Dalry.

A centenary memorial exhibition was held at the galleries of the Federation of British Artists in 1966.  Among the exhibits were 11 works with Galloway titles including The Ken in Flood, which was lent by the Trustees of the Tate Gallery.  The work , which was shown at the RA in 1913, was purchased for the nation through the Chantry Bequest.