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An image of Edinburgh from the Calton Hill by David Roberts

David Roberts

(Scotland 24 Oct 1796 – 25 Nov 1864)

Title
Edinburgh from the Calton Hill
Year
1858
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

98.4 x 151.6; 135.5 x 188.8 x 13.5cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., "David Roberts R.A. 1858".
Credit
Purchased 1890
Accession number
662
Location
Not on display
Provenance (3)

Robert Napier Esq., post 1858, Scotland, Commissioned by Napier in 1858

F.W. Cozens, pre 17 May 1890, Sold Christie's London, 17 May 1890, lot no. 133

Christie's London, 17 May 1890, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Christie's London, 17 May 1890, lot no. 133

Bibliography (8)

James Ballantine, The Life of David Roberts RA, Edinburgh, 1866.

Renée Free, Scottish paintings from the collection, Sydney, 1981, (illus.). no catalogue numbers

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 168 (illus.).

Alison Inglis, For Auld Lang Syne: images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation, 'Patronage and plaid: Scottish-Australian artists and patrons of art in the colonial period', pg. 275-309, Ballarat, 2014, 290, 291 (colour illus.).

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800-1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 152 (illus.). cat.no. 1867

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, New South Wales Art Gallery pictures, Sydney, 1931.

K. Sim, David Roberts, London, 1984.

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, 20 Sep 1890.

Exhibition history (3)

Royal Academy of Arts, 1858, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1858–1858

Scottish paintings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Nov 1981–06 Dec 1981

For Auld Lang Syne: images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, 12 Apr 2014–27 Jul 2014