The History of Leith

April 12, 2008

Mystery over Historic Paintings of Leith – restoration project highlights differences in seascapes

Questions have been raised over whether a pair of oil paintings showing the port of Leith in its heyday are by the same artist. The works of art, entitled Port of Leith and A View of the Port of Leith with Arthur’s Seat in the Distance, have long been attributed to Edinburgh artist A Mitchell. A restoration project by experts at the Historic Scotland Conservation Centre (HSCC), Stenhouse, suggests that a different and unknown artist may have been responsible for the second picture. for more click here

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