St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh by Peddie and Kinnear

Competition entry for the design of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh.


Pen & watercolour
60 x 107 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £2,000)
Acquired in:
Daniel Shackleton

Although unsuccessful, the design is an very important example of the Scottish Baronial revival applied to an ecclesiastical building. The written submission which accompanied the drawings and plans describes it thus: 'The general style of the Architecture is Gothic of the best period with as much as possible of the Scottish variety. Scottish Gothic is quite different from English Gothic...It has been sought to make the Cathedral, which.. will be , thoroughly Scottish in character.'


Daniel Shackleton Ltd.

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