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The Clyde At Bothwell

The Clyde At Bothwell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: 1782.a.12

Item number: 12

Length: 13.1

Width: 17.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

“The scenery at this place is proverbially beautiful. The grounds are richly wooded, particularly towards the river, which here makes some graceful sweeps that add greatly to the effect. Numerous walks intersect the woods along the banks of the stream, presenting a continual succession of the most lovely scenes. In autumn, when the leaves begin to change their colour and assume a variety of hues, the scenery of this part of the Clyde is rich beyond description.
(…)
In this enchanting stretch of country, gardens and orchards are seen on every hand. Stately trees, ‘pine or monumental oak,’ shed their leafy glory around, and cover the sloping banks in some places to the very brink of the stream, and the labour of the husbandman over the land, gladdening and enriching the scene. The river has now lost its mountain character. It, no doubt, rushes onward with great velocity, but its banks have changed their appearance, and the hills, instead of approaching close to its bed, and at times almost choking up its course, now recede to a distance, and leave on its margin beautiful and verdant meadows, richly cultivated and divided by hedgerows and trees.”

Descriptive letterpress, from 'Photographs of the Clyde'

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