About this artwork

In 1835 Scott presented a huge altarpiece to the new Catholic chapel of St Patrick in Lothian Street, Edinburgh, in gratitude for support received during his recent study tour to Italy. This was his most impressive public commission. Presentation prints were commissioned by the Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts for distribution to its members. This small oil copy, based on the print, was owned by Lord Meadowbank, Vice-President of the Royal Institution.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    David ScottScottish (1630 - 1687)
  • title:
    The Descent from the Cross
  • date created:
    Dated 1837
  • materials:
    Oil on paper laid on canvas
  • measurements:
    Feigned arched top: 47.00 x 39.30 cm (framed: 62.90 x 55.20 x 4.70 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1927
  • accession number:
    NG 1676
  • gallery:
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David Scott

David Scott