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Down Castle

Down Castle

Artist: Williams, Hugh William

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1795

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 74

Genre: Topographical Print

View of what is thought to be Doune Castle by Hugh William Williams (1773-1829). Doune castle takes its name from ‘dun’, meaning fortified town. The L shaped tower house was built in the 14th century by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany. It was strategically situated by the River Teith and protected a route from Edinburgh to the north. Hugh William Williams, sometimes known as ‘Grecian Williams’, was the orphaned son of a sea captain, who studied art in Edinburgh under D. Allen. He toured the British Isles drawing and painting and became a talented landscape artist known for his paintings of the Scottish Highlands.

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