Ramnock in the High Lands of Scotland


This view by Paul Sandby was added to a grangerised, or extra-illustrated, edition of Thomas Pennant’s Tour of Scotland 1769-72 probably by Pennant’s son David. It is a less formal depiction of the same surveying party that appears in Sandby’s View near Loch Rannoch in the King’s Topographical collection. According to the hand-written inscription on the drawing, it once belonged to John Towneley (1731-1813), whose large collection of prints and drawings included a considerable number of topographical works. Some had been inherited from his uncle, also called John Towneley (1697?-1782), who took part in the Jacobite rising of 1745 as a lieutenant in General Charles Edward Rothe’s Franco-Irish infantry regiment.

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Ramnock in the High Lands of Scotland 1749 when the military survey
Wash / Pencil drawing
Paul Sandby
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