Courtesy of National Library of Scotland | Licence: CC BY 4.0
Courtesy of National Library of Scotland | Licence: CC BY 4.0

119 - Cross about 3 miles from Perth in the road to Hunting Tower

1790

Attributed name Francis Grose

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Title

119 - Cross about 3 miles from Perth in the road to Hunting Tower

Date

1790

Artist

Attributed name Francis Grose

Description

This drawing is dated June 1790, and may be the work of Francis Grose, an author, antiquary and artist who was responsible for a number of drawings in the Hutton Collection. There are no annotations on the page to suggest what the monument might represent, or whom it might commemorate. 'Hunting Tower', or Huntingtower Castle, is the modern name for Ruthven Castle, the country seat of the Ruthven family, who held the Earldom of Gowrie until their titles and lands were forfeited by James VI in the early seventeenth century. The castle passed to the ownership of the crown and was renamed Huntingtower. The restored castle is today a well-known landmark on the western outskirts of Perth.

Collective title: Hutton Drawings > [Volume 2] > Perthshire

More details about the album and its contents can be found on the collection website.

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Location

Perth, Scotland

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Unknown

Category

Credits

Image Credit

Courtesy of National Library of Scotland

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