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Skene, James, 1775-1864 (lawyer and artist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1775 - 1864

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Album of sketches by James Skene of Rubislaw

 Fonds — Box Coll-2019
Identifier: Coll-2019
Content Description This is an album of sketches by James Skene of Rubislaw (1775-1864), comprising approximately 420 sketches. A talented amateur artist, James Skene of Rubislaw was a close friend of Sir Walter Scott who accompanied him on riding excursions to localities that Scott planned to feature in his novels and poems. There, at Scott’s suggestion, Skene made sketches of landscapes and buildings that Scott then used as an inspiration and aide-memoire for his own work. Many of the sketches in this album...
Dates: c 1804-c 1830

[Cumray], 1834

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Identifier: Coll-10/5/26
Scope and Contents

[Cumray]. Line engraving. 1834. Harding, James Duffield, 1798-1863, Artist; Skene, James, 1775-1864, Artist; Radclyffe, William, 1780-1855, Engraver; Tilt, Charles, 1797-1861, Publisher.

Published in: Illustrations: Landscape, Historical, and Antiquarian, to the Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. (1834).

Note: Illustrates Scott's 'Lord of the Isles'. Legend varies from published state, where Skene is credited with the original sketch.

Dates: 1834

Dundranen Abbey, 1829

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Identifier: Coll-10/5/121(i)
Scope and Contents

Dundranen Abbey. Etching. 1829. Skene, James, 1775-1864, Artist, Etcher; Cadell, Robert, 1788-1849, Publisher.

Published in: James Skene, A Series of Sketches of the Existing Localities Alluded to in the Waverley Novels (1829).

Note: Illustrating Scott [http://illustratingscott.lib.ed.ac.uk] SKE0062.

Dates: 1829

Glencaple, 1829

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Identifier: Coll-10/5/153(i)
Scope and Contents

Glencaple. Etching. 1829. Skene, James, 1775-1864, Artist, Etcher; Cadell, Robert, 1788-1849, Publisher.

Published in: James Skene, A Series of Sketches of the Existing Localities Alluded to in the Waverley Novels (1829).

Note: Illustrating Scott [http://illustratingscott.lib.ed.ac.uk] SKE0011.

Dates: 1829

[Holy Loch], 1834

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Identifier: Coll-10/7/126(i)
Scope and Contents

[Holy Loch]. Line engraving. 1834. Harding, James Duffield, 1798-1863, Artist; Skene, James, 1775-1864, Artist; Finden, Edward Francis, 1791-1857, Engraver; Chapman and Hall, Publisher.

Published in: W. Finden, Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels (1834), vol. 1.

Note: Titled in pencil: 'Holy Loch (Kilmun, Argyleshire) Heart of Midlothian'. Illustrating Scott [http://illustratingscott.lib.ed.ac.uk] LIW0030.

Dates: 1834

Lagg Castle, August 1833

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Identifier: Coll-10/5/166(i)
Scope and Contents

Lagg Castle. Line engraving. August 1833. Roberts, David, 1796-1864, Artist; Skene, James, 1775-1864, Artist; Finden, Edward Francis, 1791-1857, Engraver; Chapman and Hall, Publisher.

Publisher statement: London. Published ... by Chapman & Hall, 68 Strand.

Published in: W. Finden, Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels (1834), vol. 2.

Note: At lower right: 'Red Gauntlet'. Illustrating Scott [http://illustratingscott.lib.ed.ac.uk] LIW0075.

Dates: August 1833

Manor Glen, 1829

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Identifier: Coll-10/3/16(i)
Scope and Contents

Manor Glen. Etching. 1829. Skene, James, 1775-1864, Artist, Etcher; Cadell, Robert, 1788-1849, Publisher.

Published in: James Skene, A Series of Sketches of the Existing Localities Alluded to in the Waverley Novels (1829).

Note: Illustrating Scott [http://illustratingscott.lib.ed.ac.uk] SKE0022.

Dates: 1829

Manor Glen, September 1832

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Identifier: Coll-10/3/16(ii)
Scope and Contents

Manor Glen. Line engraving. September 1832. Fielding, Copley, 1787-1855, Artist; Skene, James, 1775-1864, Artist; Finden, Edward Francis, 1791-1857, Engraver; Chapman and Hall, Publisher.

Publisher statement: London, Published … by Chapman & Hall, 186, Strand.

Published in: W. Finden, Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels (1834), vol. 1.

Note: Below at right: 'Black Dwarf'. Illustrating Scott [http://illustratingscott.lib.ed.ac.uk] LIW0021.

Dates: September 1832

Nidpath Castle, July 1833

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Identifier: Coll-10/3/11(iii)
Scope and Contents Nidpath Castle. Line engraving. July 1833. Westall, William, 1781-1850, Artist; Skene, James, 1775-1864, Artist; Finden, Edward Francis, 1791-1857, Engraver; Chapman and Hall, Publisher.Publisher statement: London, Published … by Chapman & Hall, 68, Strand.Published in: W. Finden, Landscape Illustrations of the Waverley Novels (1834), vol. 2.Note: Drawn by Westall, from a sketch by Skene. Below at right: 'St Ronan's Well'. Illustrating Scott...
Dates: July 1833

Palace Gate, 1829

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Identifier: Coll-10/1/110(i)
Scope and Contents

Palace Gate. Etching. 1829. Skene, James, 1775-1864, Artist, Etcher; Cadell, Robert, 1788-1849, Publisher.

Published in: James Skene, A Series of Sketches of the Existing Localities Alluded to in the Waverley Novels (1829).

Note: Illustrating Scott [http://illustratingscott.lib.ed.ac.uk] SKE0003.

Dates: 1829