About this artwork

This depiction of Taymouth Castle, as seen from the south, combines a bird’s-eye view with a detailed depiction of the ground plan of the recently landscaped gardens. The estate belonged to the Campbells of Glenorchy (the Earls of Breadalbane). The artist was a friend of the celebrated architect William Adam who designed the gardens. The picture was updated in 1739 by another artist, John Griffier II, who repainted parts of it to reflect later alterations to the landscape.

Updated before 2020

  • artists:
    John GriffierEnglish (about 1688 - 1750) James NorieScottish (1711 - 1736)
  • title:
    Taymouth Castle (View of Taymouth Castle from the south)
  • date created:
    begun 1733 and repainted 1739
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    66.00 x 133.00 cm (framed: 84.70 x 154.00 x 6.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1976
  • accession number:
    PG 2359
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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John Griffier

John Griffier