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Alexander Archer

551 12

Description Alexander Archer

Collection Alexander Archer

Catalogue Number 551 12

Category All Other

Scope and Content A large collection of pencil drawings of antiquarian subjects 'drawn from nature' primarily in the Borders, Lothians and Fife between 1834 and 1840. Subjects include prehistoric monuments, churches, castles, villages and mills. The drawings may have been prepared as illustrations for a proposed book of topographical views which does not appear to have been published.

Archive History Purchased by the Scottish National Building Record, 1950.

System of Arrangement The drawings are arranged by county.

Related Material Other drawings by Archer are held by the National Museums Scotland Library (GB 587 AA), Edinburgh Public Library and the National Galleries of Scotland. http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb587-aa

Access Conditions There are no restrictions upon access.

Administrative History Alexander Archer was an amateur artist, resident in Edinburgh in the 1820s and 1830s.

Accruals No further accruals are expected.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1176311

Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 12) Alexander Archer

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images Photographs and Off-line Digital Images C 33325 Photographic copy of drawing showing perspective sketch view. 27/9/1838 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images SC 1051939 Photographic copy of sketched view. 3/8/1835 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 043796 Sketch view. 6/1836 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 042778 Digital copy of drawing showing view from South West Insc: 'Nidpath Castle, from the South West, Drawn from Nature by A. Archer, 1834' Insc verso: 'Shewing interior of prison, and ring used for the execution of criminals. dungeons below, entrance to which is here seen, but is chocked up with rubbish. The large centre window belongs to what is called the drawing toom or Queen Mary's room' 1834 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 042785 Digital copy of general view. 16/8/1836 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 042788 Digital copy of drawing of interior. Sketch view including pulpit. 17/8/1836 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 042789 Digital copy of general view from SW. 6/1836 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065618 View of bridge. 24/8/1837 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065619 View from bridge. 4/7/1837 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065620 Sketch showing general view. 4/7/1837 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065621 Drawing showing view from South-West. 6/8/1837 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065622 Sketch of ruins. 6/8/1837 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065623 Sketch showing ruins of castle. 8/8/1837 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065627 General view of bridge. 4/7/1837 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065628 Sketch showing general view. Drawing A. Archer 1837 5/8/1837 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065629 Drawing of site. 24/8/1837 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065630 Sketched perspective view. 8/10/1834 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065631 Perspective sketch. 1834 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065632 Sketched interior view. 20/10/1834 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065633 Sketch view. 20/10/1834 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065634 Sketched view. 18/9/1834 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065635 Sketched view. 8/10/1834 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065636 Sketched view. 1839 Item Level
On-line Digital Images On-line Digital Images DP 065637 Sketched view from S. 1839 Item Level

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