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Waller Hugh Paton (1828-95)

Edinburgh with a distant view of the Palace of Holyroodhouse dated 1862

Watercolour and bodycolour with gum arabic and burnishing | 15.5 x 37.6 cm (whole object) | RCIN 919573

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Victoria and Albert patronised many Scottish artists, including the brothers Joseph Noel and Waller Hugh Paton. The queen requested that this view show Holyroodhouse as she ‘used to see it on approaching from the Station’. Paton was known for his sunset and moonlit scenes suffused with purple tints.