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Photograph - Stereoscopic photograph of the Scott Monument

Stereoscopic photograph of the Scott Monument

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Edinburgh (photographed)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stereoscopic photograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 546

Physical description

Stereoscopic photograph of the Scott Monument in Edinburgh. Lettered with the title and a brief description of the monument, and numbered 623 in pencil on the back.

Place of Origin

Edinburgh (photographed)


late 19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stereoscopic photograph


Height: 8.4 cm Size of card, Width: 17.5 cm

Descriptive line

Stereoscopic photograph of the Scott Monument in Edinburgh. Great Britain, 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The monument was designed by George Meikle Kemp (1795 - 1844) who was inspired by the architecture of Melrose Abbey and Roslin Chapel. It is over 200 feet (61 metres) high, with 287 steps to four levels from which you can have spectacular views. The foundation stone was laid on August 15th 1840, Scott's birthday, and the inauguration ceremony was held six years later on the same date.
It is the largest monument to a writer in the world, commemorating the life of Sir Walter Scott.





Subjects depicted

Stereoscopes; Monuments; Stereograph


Photographs; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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