'Torridon House, D. Darroch, Esqr. Septr 1883' [Scotland]

No. 44 in Fanshawe's Baltic and later album, 1843 - 83. Captioned by the artist on the album page below the image, as title. The view shows the front of Torridon House, on the north shore of Upper Loch Torridon, with Ben Alligin (985 m) behind. The house was built by Duncan Darroch of Gourock (d. 1910), who bought the Torridon estate in 1873. He cleared it of sheep in order to create a deer forest and returned crofters to land from which they had been evicted during the Highland Clearances, allowing their cattle to share hill grazing with his deer. In the 20th century the house belonged to the Earls of Lovelace.

This is one of a group of four drawings recording an autumn visit by Fanshawe to Scotland in his retirement (PAI4713 - 4716).

Object Details

ID: PAI4716
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Fanshawe, Edward Gennys
Places: Unlinked place
Date made: Sep 1883
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 176 x 251 mm
Parts: Album of watercolours of the Baltic, Mediterranean, Scotland, Switzerland and Burma (Album)

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