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Liberton House Photographic copy of design for a painted ceiling Insc: 'Design for ceiling in Liberton House', 'Executed 1892', 'Thomas Bonnar decorator Edinburgh' Pen, ink and colourwash

SC 565242

Description Liberton House Photographic copy of design for a painted ceiling Insc: 'Design for ceiling in Liberton House', 'Executed 1892', 'Thomas Bonnar decorator Edinburgh' Pen, ink and colourwash

Catalogue Number SC 565242

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 78204 CN

Scope and Content Ceiling decoration in the former kitchen, Liberton House, Liberton Drive, Liberton, Edinburgh Liberton House lies at the end of an avenue of elm trees on the south side of Liberton Drive. Built c.1600 for the merchant, William Little, it stands on the site of an earlier building, and incorporates features of the tower-house. This magnificent painted ceiling in the former kitchen in the west range of the house is the work of the decorator and art designer, Thomas Bonnar Junior, in 1882. It consists of heraldic crests, and was carefully restored after a fire in 1991. Thomas Bonnar was a senior partner in the firm, Thomas Bonnar & Son, decorators and art designers, George Street, Edinburgh. He was an authority on medieval mural paintings, and was responsible for the decorations in Parliament Hall and St Bernard's Well. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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