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Danish Fort in Skie

Danish Fort in Skie

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1775

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 47.2

Genre: Topographical Drawing

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Entitled ‘Danish Fort in Skie’, this watercolour is more likely to depict the remains of a broch - an early Celtic fortification. This watercolour is typical of an item from the King’s Topographical Collection in that it depicts a site of historical significance. The collection was brought together by George III as an expression of British patriotism and evidence of the strength and valour of the British people was a popular subject. Brochs were situated near to the coast, often at the end of promontories and were important both for defence and as a centre for the community that surrounded them.

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