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

79a - Palace and ruins of the Chapel of Holyroodhouse, from the north west

1789

Unknown Artist

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Title

79a - Palace and ruins of the Chapel of Holyroodhouse, from the north west

Date

1789

Description

This print of Holyrood House shows the north-west view of the building, with Arthur's Seat providing the background. The ruins of the chapel are to the left of the palace. The original drawing appeared in Volume I of Captain Francis Grose's book, 'The Antiquities of Scotland', published in 1789. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile, the palace of Holyroodhouse or Holyrood House was established as a monastery by David I of Scotland in 1128. The Queen's official residence in Scotland, the baroque palace is rich in history, and is especially associated with the royal Stewarts. Mary, Queen of Scots, lived here from 1561 to 1567, while her son, James VI, resided here until the Union of the Crowns took him to England in 1603. Although the palace was neglected after James VI left for England, it was renovated by Queen Victoria during the nineteenth century.

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

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Location

Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Credits

Image Credit

Courtesy of National Library of Scotland

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