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Alan Ramsay Scotus.
Alan Ramsay Scotus.
A.Ramsay ad viv. del. D.Allan Sc. Edin. 1788.
Published according to Act of Parliament by D. Allan Edinr. July 12 1788.
Etching and aquatint, frontispiece to Alan Ramsay's 'Gentle Shepherd'. 255 x 200mm, 10 x 8".
Allan Ramsay (1686 - 1758), Scottish poet; in an oval with comic mask to left and pipe with his manuscript to right. Father of the painter of the same name, who seems to have painted this portrait.
Abbey Life: 244, 1.
[Ref: 13896]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Ceremony of Laying the Foundation Stone of the University of Edinburgh 16 Nov.r 1789.
Ceremony of Laying the Foundation Stone of the University of Edinburgh 16 Nov.r 1789.
Drawn & Etched by D.Allen 26th Nov.r 1789.
Published by Hugh Paton, Carver & Gilder to the Queen and H.R.H. the Duchess of Kent, Edinburgh. [n.d., c.1865.]
Etching. 330 x 460mm, 13 x 18". Narrow margins.
George III laying the foundation stones of the Old College. Subscriptions had been raised to fund a new university in Edinburgh to plans prepared by Robert Adam; however Adam's death in 1792 and the outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars delayed completion until 1831. Parts of the scheme were delayed further: the dome planned by Adam was added in 1887; the intended quadrangle is due to be completed in Summer 2011! The detail of the print is reminiscent of Rowlandson, with background details like spectators standing on the roof beams of a derelict building, a military band including a bassoon, and soldiers restraining a man clinging to the back of a carriage. An impression from the original plate with a new title from a separate plate.
[Ref: 21346]   £260.00  
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