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Dated 1710, this is one of the earliest paintings of Leith. It shows a naval escort ship entering the port. Below the harbour are gaps that were used to offload timber being imported from the Baltic to a compound known as the ‘Timber Bush’. To the left of the harbour front is a windmill tower that later became a signal tower for ships. The turreted building on the far right, known as the ‘Kings Wark’, was built by James I as a royal residence, store-house and armoury. Purchased from an antique market in Amsterdam, now hanging in Trinity House, Leith. Oil on canvas, artist unknown, c.1710. Dutch school, oil on canvas.
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Date Made
1710
Dimensions
700 x 1200mm
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Accession No
TRH023

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