About this artwork

In 1843 this intensely romantic small landscape was engraved as an illustration to Sir Thomas Dick Lauder’s account of Queen Victoria’s progress through Scotland in 1842, and titled Roslin Castle from near the Linn. The Queen and Prince Albert visited Rosslyn on 14 September. Rosslyn Glen is a very picturesque area in the Pentland Hills to the south-west of Edinburgh. There is a wealth of legend associated with the Castle, Chapel and Glen that has attracted countless artists, writers and antiquaries for over two hundred years. Until recently the picture was thought to depict Hawthornden Castle, situated a short distance from Rosslyn and best known as the home of the seventeenth-century gentleman poet William Drummond.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Rosslyn Castle
  • date created:
    by 1843
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas laid on panel
  • measurements:
    35.60 x 51.00 cm; (framed: 51.00 x 66.00 x 6.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Mr and Mrs G D Robinson through the Art Fund 1988
  • accession number:
    NG 2456
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Horatio McCulloch

Horatio McCulloch