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Paintings. Visual works.

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Unique works in which images are formed primarily by the direct application of pigments suspended in oil, water, egg yolk, molten wax, or other liquid, arranged in masses of color, onto a generally two-dimensional surface.

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

Account of Dalmeny Parish, with its buildings and the local families, with extracts from registers, etc., collected by John Philp Wood., 1st quarter of 19th century.

 File
Identifier: MS.1874
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Leaves found loose in the volumes have been placed in MS.1878, with some other loose papers, and references have been made to and from the volumes in which they were found.

Dates: 1st quarter of 19th century.

Amateur painting of centenary visit of Moderator., Undated.

 File
Identifier: Acc.10903/51
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Chiefly relating to links with Women's Guilds at home and centenary celebrations, but also with material relevant to the history of Women's Forrign Missions. There is also a large number of play scripts in this accession.

Dates: Undated.

Arabic astrological text, ? 19th century.

 Collection
Identifier: Acc.8889
Scope and Contents

With Burmese prayer woven on a tape, roll containing a poem, an inscription, and a painting by Ch`êng Chih-You, with accompanying ink blocks, all undated.

Dates: ? 19th century and undated.

Armorial traditionally associated with Sir Robert Forman, Lord Lyon from 1555 to 1567

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.31.4.2
Scope and Contents The manuscript is described in ‘Heraldry in relation to Scottish history and art’ (Edinburgh, 1900), pages 193-195, which suggests that it is the source of Adv.MS.34.4.16(ii). It was displayed in the Heraldic Exhibition in Edinburgh in 1891 (see ‘Memorial Catalogue’, number 691), and is closely related to both Adv.MS.31.4.3 and British Museum Harleian MS.115.The contents are as follows:(i) The royal arms (folio 2 verso).(ii) An explanation why the...
Dates: Circa 1562.

'Art of the black-and-white artist, and the wood-engraver, with some beautiful examples, collected by John A. Hipkins.', Late 19th century-early 20th century.

 File
Identifier: MS.2931
Scope and Contents

The scrapbook contains specimens chiefly of the nineteenth century, including many illustrating the work of the deaf, preceded by a note by Miss Hipkins. Also two crayon portraits by John A Hipkins (pages 60-62); an address given by him on the achievements of the deaf in France (page 71); an original letter of Abbe Sicard (page 79 b); original studies of animals by Walter Geikie (page 84); and original paintings by Frank Maguire (page 90).

Dates: Late 19th century-early 20th century.

Autograph album of an unknown collector, containing verses, drawings, and photographs.

 Item
Identifier: Acc.14322
Scope and Contents

The album contains poetry, prose extracts, drawings, painting, and photographs by various artists. Many of the entries relate to Edinburgh, including to Moray House.

Dates: 1918-1931.

Collection of sketches, etchings, engravings, drawings, and paintings by James Nasmyth, and his family., 1796-1885, undated.

 File
Identifier: MSS.3241-3242
Scope and Contents The sketches etc. by James Nasmyth form an almost continuous series of illustrations to his published autobiography, and include: a sketch of Sir Walter Scott, dated 1823 (number 34); sketches of different parts of England and Scotland and of Naples, Nürnberg, Pisa, Venice, etc., all visited between the years 1829 and 1843; drawings and photographs of lunar phenomena, 1847, undated; early drafts of imaginative pictures; experiments in etching, oil-painting, and other methods; and drawings...
Dates: 1796-1885, undated.

Collection of sketches, etchings, engravings, drawings, and paintings by James Nasmyth, and his family., 1796-1838.

 File
Identifier: MS.3241
Scope and Contents From the File: The sketches etc. by James Nasmyth form an almost continuous series of illustrations to his published autobiography, and include: a sketch of Sir Walter Scott, dated 1823 (number 34); sketches of different parts of England and Scotland and of Naples, Nürnberg, Pisa, Venice, etc., all visited between the years 1829 and 1843; drawings and photographs of lunar phenomena, 1847, undated; early drafts of imaginative pictures; experiments in etching, oil-painting, and other methods; and drawings...
Dates: 1796-1838.

'Disegni ad illustrazione della Divina Commedia, di Dante Alighieri...' being a collection of prints, drawings, etc., archaeological, topographical, and heraldic, formed by Elizabeth Macleod of Cadboll., 1842-1848.

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS.2168-2172
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The manuscripts of the Society of Antiquaries include the ‘Hawthornden Manuscripts’, MSS.2053-2067, the papers of William Drummond of Hawthornden and of his uncle, William Fowler.

Dates: 1842-1848.

Horoscope, with elaborate astrological calculations, of a man born in 1788 AD.

 Item
Identifier: Adv.MS.81.1.6
Scope and Contents

The manuscript is in Devanāgarī script, and contains pairs of illustrations at intervals (usually a sign of the zodiac plus a diagram).

Dates: [After 1788.]

Illustrated diary of a tour of Scotland.

 File
Identifier: Acc.14084
Scope and Contents Journal of a tour of Scotland from 21 September to 1 October 1885. The unidentified author is a Scot living in Sunderland and travels to Scotland to visit his brothers and mother in Dundee. He visits places in and around Dundee including Newport-on-Tay and Howe of Strathmore, and then takes an excursion into the Highlands. He travels by train, steamer, coach, sail boat and on foot. The journal, written in the form of a daily diary, includes several painted illustrations including train...
Dates: 1885

John Sawers` Armorial, containing the arms of the Scottish nobility, mostly painted on engraved outlines.

 File
Identifier: Adv.MS.31.4.4
Scope and Contents The later entries are unfinished and some are merely pencil sketches. The manuscript was shown in the Heraldic Exhibition in Edinburgh in 1891 (see ‘Memorial Catalogue’, number 60).The armorial is preceded by a printed form of charge concerning the right to bear arms, 1675 (folio ii verso) and a list of Scottish peers (folio iv). It is followed by an index and, on inverted pages 1-47, by a copy of a list of Scottish families and their arms by Thomas Craufurd,...
Dates: 1st half of 17th century.