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

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Iona Abbey ruins, Argyllshire. 'From an original sketch made on the spot by W[illia]m Daniell, Esq., A.R.A., July 1st 1815'. More writing reads: ' The little detached ruin is the nunnery'. It would now appear that the building was a chapel and not a nunnery. It is St Oran's Chapel, named for St Columba's cousin and companion. William Daniell (1769-1837) is more famous for his aquatint publication, of the Indian landscape. Between 1786 and 1793, he toured India with his uncle, Tomas, also an artist. Together they travelled further into India than any previous artists. Inspired by the style of William Hodges (1744-97) and the breathtaking scenery, they went on to capture unparalleled images of India's monuments, architecture and landscape. This copy of his abbey painting, however, stands as a testament to a transfer of inspiration and the work he went on to complete in Great Britain.

Collective title: Hutton Drawings > [Volume 1] > Argyllshire

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Abbey of Iona, Baile Mor, Isle of Iona, Scotland