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Castle Duart, Isle of Mull

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Castle Duart, Isle of Mull Dated 1748

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Sandby went to Argyll with Lieutenant Colonel David Watson in 1748. Watson was conducting a survey of the area, and Sandby’s job was to make views and draw plans of Tioram and Duart Castle to explain their strategic positions. Sandby uses figures and a boat to give the castle a sense of scale and position in relation to the shoreline and mountains. A copy of this drawing by John Clerk of Eldin is also in the Scottish National Gallery’s collection of Prints and Drawings (D 4381).


  • Acc. No. D 82
  • Medium Pen, blue and grey wash on paper
  • Size 19.20 x 30.10 cm
  • Credit David Laing Bequest to the Royal Scottish Academy transferred 1910