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
Bull's Close Cowgate Edinburgh
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
Palace of Holyrood
North Bridge Street
West Bow Edinburgh
Edinburgh from Calton Hill
The Royal Institute
North Bridge Edinburgh
Tron Gate Glasgow
Libberton's Wynd Dowie's Tavern History on this Link
Alan Reed Print 120/850
Alan Redd is a successful Newcastle artist and has decades of teaching art and design.
High Street 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.