William Dyce

Rosslyn Chapel, South Aisle

About this artwork

Situated near the Pentland Hills about seven miles from Edinburgh, Rosslyn Chapel has been variously associated with the quest for the Holy Grail, the Knights Templar and the origins of Scottish Freemasonry. By the 1830s this picturesque locality was already a popular destination for tourists and artists visiting Scotland. Dyce’s exquisite study of light flooding into the dark interior of the Chapel is imbued with a sense of mystery and impending drama.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    William DyceScottish (1806 - 1864)
  • title:
    Rosslyn Chapel, South Aisle
  • date created:
    1830s
  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • measurements:
    30.00 x 38.00 cm (framed: 56.50 x 63.80 x 7.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the Estate of Beatrix Cooper and allocated to the National Galleries of Scotland, 2021
  • accession number:
    NG 2889
  • gallery:
Does this text contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? Tell us what you think.

William Dyce

William Dyce