Jail Governor's House
By Swarbreck

Reg. Number
59 x 46 cm

Samuel Swarbreck (1830-1865) painter and lithographer of landcapes and townscapes. Although a London artist, the works for which he is probably best known and which helped mould the Victorian perception of Scotland were those depicting Scottish scenes. His major RA work "The bedroom of Mary, Queen of Scots, Holyrood Palace", showing the anteroom where Rizzio was dragged and murdered, was exhibited in 1856. Earlier in 1839, he had issued a folio set of 26 tinted lithographs under the title Sketches in Scotland, drawn on stone from Nature . These well known prints incorporated stereotyped Scots including Highlanders in kilts.

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