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Department Photo
Accession No P27828
Name/Title Trompe l'oeil, Callendar House, Falkirk
Primary Prod Date 1998
Brief Description View of the ceiling above the Cromwell stair, depicting women looking down over a parapet with cherubs holding garlands of flowers. Below it is oak panelling.
Primary Maker Burt, Alexander
Subject Category Exhibition/Museum Service/Government; Local
Subject Place Callendar House/Callendar Estate/Falkirk area
Subject Notes The Cromwell stair post-dates by many decades his invasion of Scotland. The trompe l'oeil was painted in the style of the Dutch artist Philip Tideman. It was repainted by William F Kay of Fife in 1997. Both the stair and the tromp l'oeil are probably later than previously thought.
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