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Loch Ness

Loch Ness

Artist: Campbell, A.

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1797

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 44.5.a

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Loch Ness in Scotland. The Loch is very unusual in that it is very deep along its entire length and has very straight banks which also cut steeply into the water. The capacity of the loch has been estimated at 263 million cubic feet- larger than any other fresh water body in the British Isles. It is most famous for the myth that a frightening monster lives beneath the water. The first record of a strange creature in the loch dates from 565AD and is told in ‘The Life of St Columba’ by St Adamnan, Abbot of Iona and there have been many reported sighting since.

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