Designs for the Remodelling of the Eating Room at Sundrum Castle, Ayrshire by John Paterson

These drawings by a prominent Scottish architect are of great interest in part due to his involvement with the practice of Robert Adam and his brothers.


Details

Medium:
Pen, ink & wash
Dimensions:
1) 350 x 265 cm; 2) 230 x 200 cm
Art Fund grant:
£900 ( Total: £1,800)
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
David and Rachel Blissett

The Gothic scheme for the dining room at Sundrum is a good example of the Castle style developed by Adam and used by Paterson for several Scottish projects. Its decorative nature helps illustrate the move towards a more academic approach to using historical sources that developed as a reaction towards designs such as this in the later 19th century. Sundrum fell into disrepair in the 1930s so these drawings have become an even more important record of a principal room in its 18th century interior. The Collection is strong in drawings from the Scottish Baronial period and will benefit greatly from the context provided by these drawings.

Provenance

Lyon & Turnbull 2005; David and Rachael Blissett

Venue details

Historic Environment Scotland John Sinclair House, 16 Bernard Terrace, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH8 9NX 01316 621 456 www.rcahms.gov.uk

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Fri, 9.30am – 5pm

Closed 30 Nov, 23 – 31 Dec, 1 - 2 Jan, 3 Apr

Share this article