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Traquair House, 2nd. floor, ''Museum' room, animal fresco, detail of dog. Digital image of D 59949 CN.

SC 759983

Description Traquair House, 2nd. floor, ''Museum' room, animal fresco, detail of dog. Digital image of D 59949 CN.

Date 11/10/1999

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number SC 759983

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 59949 CN

Scope and Content Painted running dog on the fresco in the museum room, Traquair House, Scottish Borders This shows part of a late 16th-/early 17th-century fresco (painted wall decoration applied to wet plaster) in what is now the castle museum. It depicts a running dog with a studded collar against a background of vines and birds. Another part of the panel shows a running camel. Biblical texts from Acts, I, 14-17 are painted along the bottom of the painting. These mural paintings were discovered in 1880, and may have continued around the whole room. The biblical texts are taken from the Geneva version of the bible, which was first published in 1560. The all-over pattern of the vine with animals running through it is very similar to needlework designs of the 1700s. Traquair is the oldest continually inhabited house in Scotland, with its origins in the 10th century. It was the site of a royal hunting lodge in the 1200s, but the house as seen today is based around a c.1512 tower-house with many later additions. The flanking service wings were built in 1695 to designs by architect James Smith (c.1645-1731), who also designed the wrought-iron screens round the courtyard in 1698. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 1) RCAHMS

Group Level (551 1/4) National Survey Programmes

>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/24) Listed Buildings Recording Programme

>>> Sub-Group Level (551 1/4/24/45) Traquair House

>>>> Item Level (SC 759983) Traquair House, 2nd. floor, ''Museum' room, animal fresco, detail of dog. Digital image of D 59949 CN.

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