Georgian Grandeur- Bute House, Edinburgh

Georgian Grandeur- Bute House, Edinburgh

Regular price £95

This limited-edition Giclée print is part of a collection which brings to life the beautiful architecture of Scotland. Each print is signed and numbered by me, comes with a dated certificate of authenticity, and is ready for you to frame and enjoy. This edition is limited to 95 copies so get them while you can! 

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Bute House, Edinburgh

 

Sitting in one of Edinburgh's more desirable squares, this grand mansion is a prime example of the city's elegant Georgian architecture.

Designed by Robert Adam and completed in 1805, Bute house is now the official residence of the First Minister of Scotland, and is owned by the National Trust.

A basement level of pitted, rustic sandstone and smaller windows contrasts with smooth ashlar masonry, fine decorative surface ornaments and carved columns above. The wide doorways and generous window proportions speak of a building that even in its time was built to a very high standard, with little compromise.

This drawing captures the front view, focusing on the elegant central section, and gradually feathering the edges, giving a suggestion of how it continues in either direction. 

 

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This work was created at my trusty drawing board with the old - fashioned architect's tools of choice! Using the parallel rule, adjustable square, compasses and measure I scaled the entire frontage of this building from numerous reference photos, cross-checking dimensions to give me a set of working guidelines. I then got to work freehand shading over this, to bring it to life and capture the details in lifelike realism using Staedtler pencils grades 2H through to 9B. Some of the ornamental details in this drawing required a very stead hand indeed- I had to lay off the coffee for a bit!
 

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          • Arrives ready to frame
          • High quality Giclee print onto 255gsm Somerset Artist's paper
          •  Detail and texture is equal to the originals
          • Signed by the artist 
          • Edition number
          • Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
          • 1-inch clear margin all round 
          • Size in cm- 61(W), x 42(H)
          • Size in inches- 24(W) x 16.5(H)
          • Free UK delivery

    

 

Georgian Grandeur- Bute House, Edinburgh
Georgian Grandeur- Bute House, Edinburgh
Georgian Grandeur- Bute House, Edinburgh
Georgian Grandeur- Bute House, Edinburgh
Georgian Grandeur- Bute House, Edinburgh
Georgian Grandeur- Bute House, Edinburgh