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This straw picture depicts Castle Stalker, a medieval tower house on the coast of Argyll. It was made in about 1790 by a French prisoner of war from straw, which was one of the few materials readily available in Edinburgh Castle. The prisoner was allowed to earn money as a fencing instructor and gave the picture to one of his pupils who had showed him great kindness.
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Circa 1790
h 173mm (h 6 13/16")
w 240mm (w 9 7/16")
d 25mm (d 1")
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