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

21g - Ruins of the College and Cathedral in Icolmkill

1781-1820

Engraver: Robert Scott

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Title

21g - Ruins of the College and Cathedral in Icolmkill

Date

1781-1820

Artist

Engraver: Robert Scott

Description

There are two names contained inside the mounting frame of this engraving – ‘J.B., Esq, del.’, i.e. drew it, and ‘R. Scott, sculpt.’, i.e. engraved it. There is no date. This drawing illustrates the view to the south-west. The island of Iona, a long, relatively flat lying outcrop, is dominated by the now rebuilt, Iona Abbey. One of the few intact pieces of masonry seems to have been the bell tower. From the eight other images found in the Hutton Collection this feature always seems to have been the focal point of the island's skyline. There are at least three other monastic buildings still standing today which are associated with pre-Reformation religion on the island.

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

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

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Location

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

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Credits

Image Credit

Courtesy of National Library of Scotland

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