Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

All our staffed properties, sites and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, are currently closed, but we’re working on plans to gradually reopen. In the meantime, you can access our services online. Find out more.

View of ceiling in Tapestry Drawing Room. Inveraray Castle.

SC 457795

Description View of ceiling in Tapestry Drawing Room. Inveraray Castle.

Catalogue Number SC 457795

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 8372 CN

Scope and Content Detail of ceiling of Tapestry Drawing Room in Inveraray Castle, 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 architect Robert Mylne (1733-1814) was responsible for much interior decoration of the castle, including the ceiling of the Tapestry Drawing Room. The ceiling plasterwork was carried out by John Clayton in 1781-2. The ceiling was painted to Mylne's design by a Frenchman, Irrouard le Girardy, who is also recorded as having worked for the Prince of Wales at Carlton House in the 1780s. This main panel has a central roundel within an octagonal frame. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

People and Organisations


Attribution & Licence Summary

Attribution: © RCAHMS

You may: copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.

Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web]

Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details

MyCanmore Text Contributions