A quality giclee print taken from an original pastel drawing by Carolanne Jardine depicting White Horse Close.
White Horse Close is a picturesque enclosed courtyard situated off the Canongate on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile. This particular view shows lovely detail in the paving slabs following a rain shower. Steeped in history, in the sixteenth century this close was the site of the Royal Mews and was known as Davidson’s Close and then Laurence Ord’s Close before it acquired its current name which came about when Ord rebuilt the existing tenement and erected an Inn which he named in honour of Queen Mary’s white palfrey.
In 1745 during the rebellion when Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army occupied Edinburgh and the Prince himself was in residence at Holyrood, the Inn was used as the Jacobite headquarters. The stagecoach for Newcastle and London left from the back entrance of the Inn.
Item dimensions are as follows:
Actual image size 25.5cm x 10cm (size including mount 30.5cm x 15cm)
This item is an archive quality giclee print supplied in a quality mount with a cellophane wrapping so it is ready for your choice of frame or to give as a gift. It also features a little history blurb on the back giving some information for the recipient to enjoy.