About this artwork

This is an unusual view of Edinburgh Castle from the South East, boldly including a corner turret of George Heriot’s School, that was founded in 1628. It is painted on paper and was probably prepared, if not finished, on site. Hansen was primarily a painter of architecture and interiors. He visited Edinburgh around 1850-52 when he toured Britain, and he also made paintings of other places of interest locally, such as Rosslyn Chapel to the south of the city.


Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Heinrich HansenDanish (1821 - 1890)
  • title:
    View of Edinburgh Castle
  • date created:
    About 1850 - 1852
  • materials:
    Oil on paper, laid down on canvas
  • measurements:
    30.00 x 40.00 cm; Framed: 37.90 x 49.10 x 6.70 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2015
  • accession number:
    NG 2877
  • gallery:
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Heinrich Hansen

Heinrich Hansen