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Seton Palace and the Forth Estuary

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Seton Palace and the Forth Estuary About 1639

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Seton Palace in East Lothian was built for one of Mary, Queen of Scots's most loyal supporters, Lord Seton. It has been described as one of the greatest houses of the Scottish Renaissance. This painting is one of ten views commissioned by Charles I to commemorate his visit to Scotland in 1633. The Palace later fell into ruin and was eventually demolished in 1789 to make way for the construction of a new house, designed by Robert Adam.

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A period in European culture from the 14th to the 16th centuries in which the visual arts flourished with advances in the treatment of anatomy and the use of perspective. It is particularly associated with Italy, where it began, though the term applies elsewhere. It is noted for a revival of interest in the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.



  • Acc. No. PG 2696
  • Medium Oil on panel
  • Size 45.60 x 68.50 cm (fd tech: 60.5 x 83.3 x 9.1cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1986