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Holyrood Palace

Statue in the Garden

Holyrood Abbey  -  June 2010

Statue in Holyrood Palace Gardens  -  June 2010

  Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk               Photograph taken June 25, 2010

 

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   Statue in Holyrood Palace Gardens  -  June 2010

 

Holyrood Palace Garden

This statue of a fiddler in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.  It is  down a path in the NE corner of the grounds, close to the ruins of Holyrood Abbey.

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Alan Wilson

Trinity, Edinburgh

Thank you to Alan Wilson who added:

The Fiddler

"I was having a look at your photo of the fiddler in the garden at Holyrood Palace and thought it rang a bell with me.

Statue in Holyrood Palace Gardens  -  June 2010

If you have a look at the book, 'Thomas Begbie's Edinburgh, a Mid-Victorian Portrait', you'll find Plate 17 on page 50 shows 'The Fiddler' taken possibly in the late 1850's.

Quoting from the book:

The Fiddler

Canongate Tolbooth - Photograph by Thomas Vernon Begbie - late 1850s

Plates 17 and 18 are almost certainly works by the self-taught sculptor, Robert Forrest, (1790-1852) whose 'Exhibition of Statuary' on the Calton Hill in Edinburgh was one of the wonders of the city in the nineteenth century. At some stage after his death the sculpture moved to the Royal Gymnasium at Fettes Row and sold from there by Lyon and Turnbull on Monday, 6th November 1876. Lot 7, 'The Fiddler' sold for 55/-.

Plate 17. Begbie has a great interest in sculpture and made a number of interesting negatives of work by native carvers.  This piece is attributed to Robert Forrest (1790-1852), who had an enormously successful sculpture park on the Calton Hill from 1825 until his death, very little of which survives.

Alan Wilson, Trinity, Edinburgh:  July 5, 2010

Calton Hill Statues

Thank you, Alan for reminding me that the statue of the fiddler once stood on Calton Hill.  I've now added the Begbie photograph of 'The Fiddler' statue on Calton Hill to the EdinPhoto web site.  Please click on the thumbnail image above to see the Begbie photo.

Some of the detail in the stone carving has worn away over the 150 years between the Begbie photo taken on Calton Hill and my photo taken in the grounds of Holyroodhouse in 2010.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  July 11, 2010

 

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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.

 

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