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Huntly House; Inscribed panel

SC 437015

Description Huntly House; Inscribed panel

Date 1930

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 437015

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of ED 309

Scope and Content Inscribed panel on the front of Huntly House, Canongate, Edinburgh Huntly House, 'erroneously identified as the lodging of George, 6th Earl and 1st Marquis of Huntly' dates from the early 16th century. Its name may come from a later tenant, a Duchess of the Gordons of Huntly who had a flat here in the 18th century. On the front of the house is a series of inscribed panels, copies of the originals which are preserved in the house. One reads: 'VT.TV.LIGVAE.TVAE.SIC.EGO.MEAR[VM]AVRIV[M].DOMINVS.SVM' or 'You decide what to say, I choose what to listen to'. Huntly House is Edinburgh's principal city museum. It was saved from a ruinous state by the City Council in 1924, and after restoration opened as a museum in 1932. It contains a large collection illustrating many different aspects of the city's history. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Inv. fig. 27


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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