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Scanned image of a photograph of John Nicolson standing beside an example of his sculpture.

SC 876600

Description Scanned image of a photograph of John Nicolson standing beside an example of his sculpture.

Date c. 1930

Collection John Nicolson

Catalogue Number SC 876600

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content John Nicolson and sculpture, Caithness, Highland John Nicolson (1843-1934) was born at Stemster, John O' Groats, in north-east Caithness. He lived at Nybster for most of his life and is buried at Canisbay graveyard. Nicolson was a skilled artist with a keen interest in the archaeology and history of the county. This photograph shows Nicolson as an old man standing beside a gravestone belonging to a member of the Sinclair family. A sculptor, his work can be seen in the form of monuments at a number of graveyards and archaeological sites. Nicolson excavated a number of archaeological sites including brochs, cairns and cists. He also supervised a series of excavations for Sir Francis Tress Barry (1825-1907), the proprietor of the Keiss estate. Crucially, he drew many of the structures and objects uncovered, often providing the only record of the excavations. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/876600

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 146) Papers of John Nicolson, antiquarian, Keiss, Caithness, Scotland

Group Level (551 146/1) Personal and Family Papers

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