JEMIMA BLACKBURN - PAINTER
Jemima Blackburn and her husband, Hugh Blackburn, bought Roshven Estate in 1854, during which time she painted her family and friends, important visitors and local people going about their everyday work: cutting peat, gathering bracken, making hay and many other rural activities. This Scots girl was to become one of the foremost illustrators of the Victorian Age, achieving widespread recognition under the initials JB or her married name Mrs Hugh Blackburn. During your holiday, why not step back in time a hundred and fifty years? Re-visit the places Jemima loved and painted. Watch the same birds which she illustrated so vividly in her "Birds from Moidart" and "Birds drawn from Nature."