Evans, Godfrey and Stable, Charles (2019) The Old State Drawing Room from Hamilton Palace at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. Artefactum (12). ISSN 2242-7414

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Abstract

This article examines one of the most important rooms from Scotland’s largest and greatest private residence, which has been transferred from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and installed as a focal point in the centre of one of the ten new galleries in the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. It combines the results of research on the present Duke of Hamilton’s extensive archives and French and Company’s stock sheets at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles with the careful physical inspection of all the parts of the woodwork and dendrochronological analysis of the two capitals. All this was necessary in order to understand the alterations to the room between 1700 and 1990, and to conserve and display the chimneypiece wall in the National Museum.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Full text is available via the official URL
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Theme: Collections & collecting
Department: Art and Design (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 15:25
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 13:17
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/2443

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