North Front of Preston Hall in the County of Edinburgh, the Seat of Sir Iohn Callander Bart.[French translation below.]
[London] Publish'd March 25, 1801.
Etching and aquatint in sepia, watermarked wove paper, 260 x 500mm. 10¼ x 19¾". A fine impression, with full margins.
View of a country house from the grounds. Numbered 'Plate 11' upper left. From architect Robert Mitchell's (1782 - 1809; fl.) folio 'Plans, and views in perspective, with descriptions of buildings erected in England and Scotland; and ... an essay to elucidate the Grecian, Roman and Gothic Architecture.' Mitchell designed Preston Hall, Midlothian, Scotland. Preston Hall, the late 18th century mansion in Midlothian. A house was originally built in 1700 for Roderick Mackenzie, and in 1738 the estate was bought by Henrietta, widow of Alexander Gordon, 2nd Duke of Gordon, with additions made to the house in 1740. She laid out the extensive parkland around the house prior to her death in 1760. In 1789 Preston Hall was purchased by Alexander Callander, who found the house to be in poor condition, and so had it demolished. He hired the architect Robert Mitchell to design a replacement house, the foundation stone of which was laid in 1791.
See BL 56.i.12.
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