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Edinburgh University

 

Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

Edinburgh University - South Bridge Street

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  Edinburgh University

Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by WH Lizars

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Ian Smith

 

 

Edinburgh University

Edinburgh University is the large building occupying most of the engraving.  At the far right of the engraving is the Tron kirk (or church), at the junction of the North and South Bridges and the Royal Mile.

Tron kirk

    Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  The Tron Kirk in the Royal Mile

Design and Construction

The prominent building in this engraving is the Old College of Edinburgh University on South Bridge.

It was built in stages:

- Construction of the original building, the outside of the quadrangle by Robert Adam began 1789.

- The inside of the quadrangle, by William Playfair, was built 1819-27.

The Buildings of Scotland:   Publ.  National Trust for Scotland:   ISBN 0-14-071068-X

Dome and 'Golden Boy' Statue

-  The dome by Rowan Anderson was not added until 1887

 Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  December 2002  -  Fire in the Old Town of Edinburgh  -  Gilded Balloon in the Cowgate

-  A gilded sculpture on top of the dome is known as The Golden Boy.

- The statue is reported* to be of an athlete carrying the torch of learning.  The statue is the work of John Hutchison.  It is reported to have been modelled on the Edinburgh athlete, Anthony Hall.

Chamber's Monuments and Statues of Edinburgh  [Michael Turnbill]   ISBN 0-550-20050-9.

'The Golden Boy'

UPDATE

I now have more information on The Golden Boy statue on the dome of the Edinburgh University building in the Old Quadrangle. 

Linda Moederzoom, of Bridgham, Norfolk has been working on her family history for about 20 years and has given me some details of Anthony Hall and his family:

Anthony Hall

-   Linda's great great uncle was Anthony Hall.  He was an athlete in the 1860s / 1870s.

-   In later life, he was an artists' model.

-   He modelled for Edinburgh University's 'Golden Boy' statue

-   He also modelled for the Burns statue in Leith.

C. M. Campbell wrote a book based on Anthony Hall published 1897 called Dielie Jock.  The book starts off with Anthony in an artist's studio in Edinburgh.

-  Anthony is buried in an unmarked grave in Piershill Cemetery.

Peter Hall

- Linda's describes her great grandfather, Peter Hall, brother of Anthony (Golden Boy) as being a real edinburgh character.  Born in Edinburgh in 1874, he became a noted athlete, winning many medals for both Scotland and England.

-  Peter was also a reporter / editor / journalist.  He edited The Shadow, a humorous weekly Edinburgh magazine in 1874 and worked for The Hawick Advertiser and The Scotsman.

-  He had his own florist shop on the corner of St. John Street and 180 Canongate for 25 years.  He retired about 1903 and died in 1928.  Linda says that a photograph of this shop appears in a book, but she has not been able to find a copy of the book.

Location

Edinburgh University is on the west side of North Bridge, almost opposite Surgeon's Hall.

Surgeon's Hall

   Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Surgeon's Hall

The large view above looks to the north, down South Bridge which leads into North Bridge.

North Bridge

  Engraving in 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  North Bridge and Calton Hill  

and to East End of Princes Street.

 Princes Street

   Princes Street  -  1859  -  GW Wilson t

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks