At the end of the shore, there is a 17th century
round tower which was once a windmill. This building and the
remaining buildings on The Shore are still standing today.
Bridge in the foreground was opened in 1874 to carry two railway
tracks across the Water of Leith. The bridge is built of iron and
weighs 750 tons. When it was built it was the largest in Britain.
is still standing and is now protected, having been scheduled as The
bridge is now used only by pedestrians and it no longer swings.
building on the left was originally a sailor's mission. It was built
in 1883, and was recently converted to a hotel.
So the view
in the painting appears to be 1883 or later. Perhaps somebody else
will find more clues in this photo. Please
e-mail me if you do.