Fort Augustus

Description

Despite its preciseness, the fine delineation of the encampment and settlement in this view of Fort Augustus suggest a commemorative, rather than documentary, function. The group of soldiers, their two chained Jacobite prisoners and the pleading woman holding a baby in the foreground have been attributed to Paul Sandby. Loch Ness appears framed by rolling mountains in the background.

Full title:
Fort Augustus
Created:
about 1746
Format:
Pen and ink / Watercolour
Creator:
Thomas Sandby
Copyright:
© Royal Collection Trust
Usage terms

© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

Held by
Royal Collection Trust
Shelfmark:
RCIN 914725

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