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176

William Daniell, R.A.

Edinburgh, a view of the Round Tower of Edinburgh Castle

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Property from the Estate of the Rt. Hon. The Countess of Sutherland

William Daniell, R.A.

William Daniell, R.A.

Edinburgh, a view of the Round Tower of Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh, a view of the Round Tower of Edinburgh Castle

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 GBP

Lot sold:

16,380

GBP

Property from the Estate of the Rt. Hon. The Countess of Sutherland

William Daniell, R.A.

Kingston upon Thames 1769 - 1837 London

Edinburgh, a view of the Round Tower of Edinburgh Castle


oil on canvas

unframed: 82.5 x 107.9 cm.; 32 1/2 x 42 1/2 in.

framed: 92.9 x 117.9 cm.; 36 1/2 x 46 3/8 in.

The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty and the varnish is discoloured. The picture appears possibly to have been extended along all four margins in bands of about 1 inch, and there are some areas of loss in the upper right corner. Inspection under ultraviolet shows that the margins do fluoresce slightly under the old varnish, and further reveals a couple of small retouchings to old damages in the sky, upper left (no more than 1cm. wide); retouching in the centre of the upper margin; some strengthening in the bank, lower right; and in the two lower corners. The impasto paintwork remains fairly well intact and the painting is in overall good condition.


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Formerly in the Sutherland collection at Lilleshall Hall, Shropshire.
Possibly the picture exhibited by Daniell at the Royal Academy in 1807 (no. 113) and at the British Institution in 1808 (no. 470), both times described as 'Edinburgh Castle'. The picture was presumably conceived during Daniell's tour of England and Scotland, which he undertook in 1803.