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Edinburgh Art

Here are prints of the Old and New Town of Edinburgh by three famous artists

John Le Conte

(1818 - 1887)


John Le Conte opened his own engraving business in 1845. Best known for his Old Edinburgh buildings John Le Conte was a prolific artist, which provides an historical account of how Edinburgh once looked in the nineteenth century. John Le Conte has been acknowledged as one of the top engravers in Scotland from that period.

Bull's Close Cowgate c1868

Bull's Close could be found of the Cowgate at South Grey's Close. It is no longer there as most was knocked down in the Edinburgh Improvements Acts 

John Le Conte  Artist Edinburgh

Grass Market Edinburgh

Charles Cousen Artist

The Grass Market, Edinburgh, 1830. 
Historic market place on Newbygging street in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Scotland

The original drawing was by  William Henry Bartlett 1830

(Below) The engraving print by Charles Cousen 1859.

Grassmarket North Side 1830

Samuel Duckenfield Swarbreck

Samuel Swarbreck became famous for his Scottish scenes which he published in 1839. He had a portfolio of a set of 26 lithographs under the title Sketches in Scotland.

He is still popular for his paintings and prints of Edinburgh.

High School Wynd

High School Wynd Samuel Swarbreck

South Bridge

South Bridge Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

Governor's House

Governor's House from College Church

Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Edinburgh from Calton Hill Samuel Swarbreck

Regent Bridge 

Waterloo Place Regent Bridge Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

The Royal Institute 

Royal Institute and Princes Street.JPG

Palace of Holyrood

Palace of Holyrood Edinburgh

North Bridge Street

North Bridge From Calton Hill Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

West Bow Edinburgh

West Bow Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

North Bridge Edinburgh

North Bridge Street Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

Libberton's Wynd

Dowie's Tavern History on this Link

Burns Tavern Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

Alan Reed Print 120/850
Alan Reid is a successful Newcastle artist and has decades of teaching art and design.

 High Street Edinburgh

Alan Reed High Street and John Knox House Edinburgh.JPG

Tron Gate Glasgow

Tron Gate Glasgow Samuel Swarbreck Artist
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