Dugald Stewart's memorial and Observatory House, Calton Hill, Edinburgh

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RIBApix ref no RIBA10760
Architect/DesignerCraig, James (1744-1795)
Playfair, William Henry (1790-1857)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: Scotland
CityEdinburgh
Subject Date1964
Image Date1964
ViewTopographical
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/SCO/1132 (ES10524)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The circular monument, commemorating the scholar Dugald Stewart, was a reproduction of the Lysicrates monument in Athens by W.H. Playfair in 1831; the gothic-revival Old Observatory House was designed by James Craig.

Subject tags

observatories, Landscape, monuments