Joseph Noel Paton Archive by Sir Joseph Noel Paton

The archive consists of sketchbooks, drawings, paper records and some objects from the professional and personal life of Paton, born in Dunfermline and one of Scotland's leading 19th century artists and the Limner to Queen Victoria.


Pencil & ink on paper
Art Fund grant:
£8,333 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:
Alan Day Antiques

The sketches by Sir Joseph range from possible illustrations made as a teenager to very personal works, such as the drawing he made of his son Callum on his deathbed in 1879. His national importance is seen through his sketches for the Windsor Castle commission in 1864. The artworks show the range of historical, topographical and personal interests that drove the artist.


Alan Day. The archive has been vetted by the Art Loss Register.

Venue details

Pittencrieff House Museum Pittencrieff Park, DUNFERMLINE Fife KY12 8QH 01383 722935

Entry details

Free to all

Apr – Sep
Daily, 11am – 5pm

Oct – Mar
Daily, 11am – 4pm

Special opening for groups by arrangement.
Closed 24 Dec – 2 Jan

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