Bough, Samuel, the artist, was born in 1822 at Carlisle. His father was a shoe-maker, and he himself received no regular art instruction. In 1845, however, he was employed in Manchester as a scene-painter, and subsequently at Glasgow, where Sir D. MacNee persuaded him to take up landscape painting. In 1856 he was made an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, and in 1875 a full member. His chief works include Canty Bay, The Rocket Cart, St. Monance, London from Shooter's Hill, Royal Volunteer Review, which is in the Scottish National Gallery. He died in 1878 at Edinburgh, where he had been settled for twenty years.