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Eilean Donan Castle

<p>Eilean Donan Castle</p>

Artist: Daniell, William (1769 - 1837)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1820

Shelfmark: G.7044 (vol. 4)

Item number: 2

Genre: Topographical Print

Ellan Doran Castle is situated on the extreme point of the peninsula of Kintail marking the point of divergence of Loch Duich and Loch Long. William Daniell’s aquatint of the castle portrays Ben Caillach Mountain on the Isle of Skye with it’s peak obscured by clouds. In his ‘Voyage Round Great Britain’ Daniell writes that the ‘castle of Ellan Donan was built in the reign of Alexander III of Scotland, to resist the predatory incursions of the Danes.’

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