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The Hermitage Bridge, Dunkeld 4

The Hermitage Bridge, Dunkeld 4

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 4

Length: 9.9

Width: 7.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"From the base of Craigvinean, there projects a long wooded eminence across whch a path leads to Ossian's Hall. This Hermitage, or summer-house, generally esteemed the greatest curiosity about Dunkeld, is 40 feet above the Fall, and placed in such a manner that the cascade is entirely concealed by its walls.

Opposite to the entrance is a picture of Ossian playing upon his harp, but the panel upon which the picture is painted being suddenly drawn aside by the guide, discloses the cataract foaming over its rocky barriers, and roaring with a voice like thunder. The sides and ceiling of this inner apartment are lined with mirrors which reflect the waterfall under a variety of aspects, sometimes as if precipitating its torrents upon the spectator, and sometimes inverted, as if rushing into the air."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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