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

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 Samuel Swarbreck

High School Wynd

Palace of Holyrood Edinburgh

Palace of Holyrood

North Bridge Street Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

North Bridge Street

West Bow Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

West Bow Edinburgh

South Bridge Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

South Bridge

Edinburgh from Calton Hill Samuel Swarbreck

Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Waterloo Place Regent Bridge Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

Regent Bridge 

Burns Tavern Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

Libberton's Wynd

Governor's House from College Church

Governor's House

Royal Institute and Princes Street.JPG

The Royal Institute 

North Bridge From Calton Hill Edinburgh Samuel Swarbreck

North Bridge Edinburgh

Tron Gate Glasgow Samuel Swarbreck Artist

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.

Alan Reed High Street and John Knox House Edinburgh.JPG

 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.

Grassmarket North Side 1830