Murray – David Scott Murray (1866-1935)

David Scott Murray was a dedicated teacher and champion of the fine arts. David was born in Dundee (11 March 1866) and died in Scone (15 November 1935)

Things to know about David Scott Murray

  • David was the son of Peter Murray and his wife Margaret Smith
  • David was educated at the High School of Dundee
  • David went on to study at South Kensington where he won a medal
  • David returned to Dundee as an assistant at his former school
  • David went on to Morgan Academy in Dundee where he served as Art Master for 10 years
  • David was appointed Drawing Master at Perth Academy in 1899 a post he held until his retiral in June 1927
  • David produced a suite of lithographic prints of old Perth vennels which was printed by Leslie of Perth and published in March 1920
  • David was a founder member of the original Perthshire Art Association
  • David exhibited in Perth and Dundee as well as at the Royal Scottish Academy
  • David was a great champion in the movement to have an Art Gallery erected in Perth and lived just long enough to see Perth Art Gallery and Museum opened in August 1935
  • David is buried in Wellshill Cemetery in Perth

Works by David in Perth Museum and Art Gallery

(It is not possible to have all of the collection on display at any one time. To make an appointment to view material not on display please contact the Art Section)

Watercolours

  • Bonhard Woods and Kinnoull Hill, watercolour on paper, not dated
  • In Glen Cannich, watercolour on paper, not dated
  • In Strath Glass, watercolour on paper, not dated
  • Summer Afterglow, watercolour on paper, not dated
  • War Time Lighting No 1 Skinnergate Perth, watercolour on paper, about 1921
  • Queen’s Bridge Perth, watercolour on paper, not dated
  • Houses in a Village Square
  • A Deep River Gorge
  • Kingseat and Dunsinane

Prints

  • Perspective of the General Accident Headquarters Building High Street Perth, etching on paper, about 1901
  • Sketches of Old Perth (original wrapper) Miller’s Close Bridgend Perth, lithographic print mounted on letterpress printed wrapper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, The Cow Vennel South Street Perth, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, Hill’s Close High Street Perth, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, The Atholl House Watergate, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, Miller’s Close Bridgend Perth, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, Hal-O-The-Wynd Close Methven Street Perth, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, Perth Bridge and Boat-Hiring Station, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, Hill’s Close High Street Perth, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, Miller’s Close Bridgend Perth, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, Perth Bridge and Boat-Hiring Station, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, Perth Bridge and Boat-Hiring Station, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, The Cow Vennel South Street Perth, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, Hill’s Close High Street Perth, lithographic print mounted on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, Hal-O-The-Wynd Close Methven Street Perth, lithographic print mounted on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, The Atholl House Watergate Perth, lithographic print mounted on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, Miller’s Close Bridgend Perth, lithographic print on paper, 1920
  • Sketches of Old Perth, The Cow Vennel South Street Perth, lithographic print on paper, 1920

Related material

Gesso work 2-leaf draught screen with framed watercolours of local views (Perth Bridge, River Tay from Kinnoull Hill, Travelling People on the South Inch, Tay Street from Perth Bridge, Perth Bridge and Bridgend, Perth from King James VI Golf Course Moncrieff Island, Perth Bridge from North Inch) on one face, about 1904. Assorted public lecture notes.

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