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Sketchbook of Orkney and Shetland.

551 249/463/2

Description Sketchbook of Orkney and Shetland.

Date 8/1801

Collection Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

Catalogue Number 551 249/463/2

Category All Other

Scope and Content Sketchbook created during a tour of Orkney and Shetland in August 1801 by James Skene of Rubislaw. Views 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 are of Orcadian subjects are drawn directly on recto pages, while the rest are of Shetland subjects drawn on recto pages and pasted on to verso pages. Page 16/17 is an insertion. Several different styles and media are used. Three of the sketches were engraved and published in 'The history of the Orkney Islands', G Barry 1805.

Accession Number 1975/12

External Reference SAS 164

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1437177

Collection Hierarchy - Sub-Group Level

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
Print Room SHD 87/1 General view. SKENE SKETCHBOOK: S.A.S. 164 1801 1801 Item Level
Print Room SHD 87/2 General view. SKENE SKETCHBOOK: S.A.S. 164 1801 1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53065 Drawing showing the Dwarfie Stane, Hoy, Orkney 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53066 Drawing showing view of coast of Walls, Shetland 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53081 Seascape of Mammie's Hole, Vaila. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53082 View of Scalloway and castle. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53067 Drawing showing view across the Bay of Ireland towards Stromness and Hoy, Orkney 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53068 Drawing showing view of the Earl's Palace, Birsay, Orkney 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53069 Drawing showing view of the Earl's Palace, Kirkwall, Orkney 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53070 Drawing showing view of Shetland seascape 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53083 View of Culswick broch. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53084 Seascape with Culswick broch. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53071 View of the Bishop's Palace and St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53085 Seascape with stacks in Sandsting. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53073 View of the Earl's Palace, Birsay. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53077 Seascape in Shetland with farmhouse. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53078 View of 'the cradle of Noss'. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53079 View of Scalloway Castle. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53080 View of ruined church, possibly Aamos Church, Weisdale. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53076 View of Noss Sound broch. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53074 Sketch of a horse-rider's mishap. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53086 View of Lerwick. 8/1801 Item Level
Prints and Drawings DC 53075 View of Lerwick from the N. 8/1801 Item Level

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