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Title View around Newhailes
Collection National Trust for Scotland (Newhailes House)
Artist Attributed to Vogelsang, Isaac (Dutch painter, 1688-1753, active in England, Scotland, and Ireland)
Date Earliest about 1728
Date Latest about 1733
Description Vogelsang was a Dutch artist who specialised in cattle and sheep. After a spell in Ireland, he may have come to Scotland to fill the void left by the death of Sir James Norie the Younger. This work is one of a set of four 'overdoors' commissioned by Sir James Dalyrmple (1692-1751) for the new Great Apartment built onto the east wing of Newhailes during the 1730s. At a time when decorative painting conventionally depicted idealised Italianate landscapes, to portray the patron's own estate was extremely innovative. The four views depict different aspects of the house and its coastal setting in the shadow of Arthur's Seat. It has been suggested that the artist included himself. This view shows a figure with cattle in the foreground and a single storey classical loggia in the background.
Current Accession Number 21.19c
Subject landscape
Measurements 55.4 x 91.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased from Trustees of late Sir Mark Dalrymple 1997.
Provenance Commissioned by Sir James Dalrymple from the artist 1728 - 1733.
Rights Owner National Trust for Scotland
Author Dr Patricia Smyth
 

 

 

 

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