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posted 05-09-2002 05:50 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I've been asked to identifying this castle picture but i haven't got a clue, they all look Scottish to me, the picture dates from about 1830 and is painted on the top of a box, can anybody help?
Picture link www.hygra.com/images/dqmf12t500p.jpg
Thanks Chris.
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posted 05-09-2002 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ipflo   Click Here to Email ipflo     Edit/Delete Message
do you know something more on the history of the box, who the creator is and so? Are there more pictures on the box, on the sides?

i am afraid it could be anywhwere: northern france, middle europe, british isles or maybe it is just a fantasy castle, painters often did that.

posted 05-10-2002 04:01 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Cadzow is one possibliity.
It's difficult to be certain, it's more that stretch of River Avon I recognize, the wee angler in the bottom right could be me, that's a fave spot for Grayling. Cadzow of course is much ruinous now, having been partly dismantled in 1579, but with a little artistic license may have appeared very like your picture at of 1830....but then, so could many another. The foot bridge is a bit more modern now.
Another likely candidate is Cathcart, again the location is very similar, but more contemporary pics show a garret, see the plans in the photo archive. Having said that, I've seen early representations of Cathcart without the garret... ? Some renovation work in the 19thc before McGibbon & Ross got there.
It's also very like Calderwood in East Kilbride, though this collapsed into the Gorge in 1753, or Crossbasket, which was extended into a mansion later in the 19thc with a new garret added.
Corehouse is also in a similar location, though is a different type of structure.
I'd go for Cadzow with a little license, or slightly less likely, Crossbasket.

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posted 05-10-2002 06:35 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Thanks Gordon
Given artistic license you've come up with more names than i ever could, having said that i did say they all look Scottish.

posted 05-11-2002 07:47 AM           Edit/Delete Message
Thanks everbody for the help, i got this reply. Chris
Thank you so much for the information on the castle picture. It is so exciting that Cadzow Castle ties up with our research. I did not give you all our theories in case I prejudiced the suggestions. We thought the picture was painted by Horatio McCulloch. This is correct both with the age of the box and the location.

We will do a web feature on this box and we would like to give you and Gordon credit for your help.

Thank you again. Great great help.


Joseph and Antigone

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