Artist: Thomas Bromley Blacklock

Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Drowned in the Clyde
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Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Latterly lived at Church Place, Kirkcudbright. Tombstone in Kirkcudbright Cemetery.



Professional Bodies:


Exhibited At:

Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; Aberdeen Artists’ Society; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Liverpool


Ewan Geddes


Catalogue of sale at Dowell’s, Edinburgh, 5 March 1904 (Broughton House Collection).  Obituary in Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser 2 October 1903.

Kirkcudbright: one hundred years of an artists’ colony, Patrick Bourne, Atelier Books, Edinburgh, 2000.

Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists, Haig Gordon, Kirkcudbright, 2006


Image, National Trust for Scotland, Broughton house, Kirkcudbright



The son of the English teacher at Kirkcudbright Academy, Thomas Bromley Blacklock studied in Edinburgh and worked in East Lothian before returning to Kirkcudbright.  He mainly worked in oil but also did pen and ink landscapes.  The model for his picture The Magic Mirror is Bessie G. Strang, altough at the time of the painting she was Bessie Hunter.  He always gave an Edinburgh address for Royal Scottish Academy exhibitions.


Catalogue of sale at Dowell’s, Edinburgh, 5/3/1904 (Broughton House Collection) contains a number of Galloway views:


7     Near Gatehouse 18 by 13 inches
14   Ravenshall Point 20 by 16 inches
22   The Buckland Burn 20 by 16 inches
31   Edge of the Shore, Ravenshall 20 by
      16 inches
43   Uplands near Kirkcudbright
49   The Dee at Kirkcudbright 24 by 20 inches
51   A bend on Buckland Burn 21 by 15
71   Near the Doachs on the Dee 20 by 16 
79   At Ravenshall 21 by 15 inches
95   A Kirkcudbright Landscape 23 by 17
104  Rocky Point, near Kirkcudbright 20 by
       16 inches
105  A Glimpse of the Solway 18 by 14 inches.