Lord Mar's Plans, c. 1700 to 1732

Stewart, Margaret Cook Hay (1988) Lord Mar's Plans, c. 1700 to 1732. MLitt(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Chapter 1, Part I describes the cultural and political background to Mar's life; this includes information on his schooling, university studies and draughtsmanship, attitude to antiquities and his urbanisme. The roles of Alexander Edward and, in particular, Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun and the Scottish civic tradition in the forming of the historical themes in the gardens at Alloa are discussed. Part II presents the documentary evidence of Mar's involvement in houses and gardens in Scotland. These include the House of Naime, Craigiehall, Hopetoun, those properties of the Earls of Northesk and Wemyss, and the House of Alva. Part II is concerned with similar activities in England. The schemes for Cliveden, Mar's house and those of friends at Twickenham, his friendship with amateur and professional architects: Lord Bingley, James Gibbs, Lord Islay, the Duke of Argyll and others. Finally, Mar's travels in Italy, particularly his opinion of art collections, ancient monuments and some houses in Rome, Tivoli and Frascati, are described.

Item Type: Thesis (MLitt(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Art history, Architecture
Date of Award: 1988
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1988-76866
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76866

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