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Interior. View of Tapestry Drawing Room from North.

SC 457779

Description Interior. View of Tapestry Drawing Room from North.

Catalogue Number SC 457779

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 7891

Scope and Content View of Tapestry Drawing Room in Inveraray Castle from the north, Argyll and Bute John, 5th Duke of Argyll, inherited the title in 1770, and began to transform the interior of the castle in 1782 in accordance with fashionable taste. There was a strong French influence seen in the tapestry, furniture and carpets installed in the 1780s. The drawing room is dominated by a set of seven Beauvais tapestries of pastoral scenes designed by Jean Baptiste Huet and made by Sieur de Menou. They were commissioned in 1785 and hung in 1787. The architect Robert Mylne (1733-1814), responsible for much interior decoration of the castle, designed the walls of the Tapestry Drawing Room for the tapestries. Mounted in gilt frames they fill the main wall-space between the chair-rail and the frieze. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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