About this artwork

Ibbetson visited Edinburgh in 1800, where he was able to acquire a number of important patrons including the countess of Balcarres. She encouraged him to produce and publish his artist’s instruction manual, “Accidence, or Gamut, of Painting in Oil”. This painting shows a group of women collecting water from a well; with the ruins of Rosslyn castle in the distance. The view is taken from the grounds of Mavisbank house, a Palladian style country house outside the village of Loanhead, south of Edinburgh.

  • title:
    View of Rosslyn Castle from the grounds of Sheriff Clerk (Mavisbank)
  • accession number:
    NG 2813
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1803
  • measurements:
    51.40 x 61.50 cm (framed: 66.00 x 75.70 x 7.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Lady Frances Senter Bequest, 2006

Julius Caesar Ibbetson

Julius Caesar Ibbetson