Trompe l'oeil, Callendar House, Falkirk

Maker
Alexander Burt
Production date
1998
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.
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Production date
1998
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.
Accession number
P27828

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