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Copy of painted panel of King David, discovered during demolition in 1845 and now in National Museum of Scotland

B 78450 CN

Description Copy of painted panel of King David, discovered during demolition in 1845 and now in National Museum of Scotland

Date 1845

Collection Bonnar and Company

Catalogue Number B 78450 CN

Category Photographs and Off-line Digital Images

Copy of DP 066915

Copies SC 533152

Scope and Content Painted panel from the ceiling of the former Dean House, Dean, Edinburgh The old turreted mansion of Dean House, built in 1614, was, for many generations, the seat of the Nisbet family. It lay to the west of Dean Village in extensive grounds which are now laid out as Dean Cemetery. The house was demolished in 1845. This wooden panel, painted in oil and tempera, depicts King David with his harp, and is one of seven panels by Thomas Bonnar which decorated the ceiling of the Great Hall of the house. The panels are now in the Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street. This is a rendition of what it looked like. The actual panel can be seen by using the related record link at the foot of this page. William Nisbet of Dean, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, bought the mills of Dean, the lands and 'farm toun of Dean', and a share of grazing ground in the neighbouring 'hieland mure' in 1609. He built a baronial home, Dean House, on the Dean estate in 1614. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Accession Number 1970/4

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/337444

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 23) Records of Bonnar and Company, interior decorators, Edinburgh, Scotland

Group Level (551 23/3) Edinburgh

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