London: n.d. Hearne, Thomas. Print. A beautiful copy of a print titled "To the Right Honourable The Earl of Bute, this View of Rothesay Castle is inscribed by his Lordship's most obedient Servants, Thomas Hearne & William Byrne." Beneath is written "London: Published as the Act directs 15 June 1784 by W. Byrne and T. Hearne." Rothesay Castle in Western Scotland is a magnificent ruin of a castle dating from the beginning of the 13th century. It was in the keepership of the Earls and Marquesses of Bute until the 20th century when it was turned over to the state. The beautifully executed color engraving may have appeared in Antiquities of Great Britain, published in 1786. It depicts the castle surrounded by trees with a lake in the foreground. It is nicely double matted and in a gilt wood frame. The print is 16 x 18 inches in a 22 x 26 inch frame. In near fine condition. ORIGART/051613. Near Fine.
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