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Edinburgh from Craigleith Quarry

Bell, John, , Oil painting
Edinburgh from Craigleith Quarry
Edinburgh from Craigleith Quarry
Edinburgh from Craigleith Quarry
Category
Museums & Galleries Item
Item no
20667
Title
Edinburgh from Craigleith Quarry
Description
A landscape painting depicting Craigleith Quarry in a hive of activity. In the foreground the quarry is depicted as part of a vast landscape of yellow and green fields that stretches far into the distance. A quarry pond sits in the central space surrounded by high walls of rocks that are interspersed with trees, shrubbery and grass. The colour palate is of natural tones with the setting of the quarry in the side of the country landscape. Small figures decorate the scene, busy in their activities. To the left of the painting cranes and building blocks are depicted as groups of men load horse and carts with stone slabs. To the right three women are sitting on the rocks as they watch two men leading a horse and cart away from the quarry. In the distant background of the painting, Edinburgh City can be made out as Arthur's Seat and other known features of Edinburgh's skyline can be identified.
Artist / maker
Size
139.8 x 193.1cm
Location
City Art Centre
Accession number
CAC1978/10