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The Entry of George IV into Edinburgh, 1822

John Wilson Ewbank


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Artist Biography

John Wilson Ewbank (1799-1847) was born in Gateshead, County Durham, and began life as a house painter in Newcastle. He moved to Edinburgh and studied art with Alexander Nasmyth; his best work is from these early years when his technique and subject matter were strongly influenced by Dutch seventeenth century painting.

In 1822, the year following his coronation, George IV paid a state visit to Edinburgh the first visit by an English monarch since Charles II. Every effort was made by both the Royal household and Sir Waiter Scott, who supervised the King's reception, to ensure that the trip was a success. George, who always enjoyed ‘dressing up’, spent over £1000 on clothes and highland dress. The morning after the Royal George docked at Leith he ‘was driven in state to Holyrood House, attended by detachments of the Royal Company of Archers and the Scots Greys. The streets were magnificently decorated in his honour and were lined with people enthusiastically cheering and waving their hats. This magnificent panorama of the capital from Calton Hill presents us with the striking contrasts between Edinburgh’s Old Town, its grey, cramped tenements dominated by the ancient castle, and the New Town, which was to consist of an extensive grid of wide streets, sweeping crescents and imposing squares. The first phase of building, to the design of James Craig, had already been completed by 1822 and was based on George Street (named after George III) connecting Charlotte Square and St. Andrew Square, with Queen Street and Princes Street (in honour of the then Prince of Wales) running parallel to the north and south. The second phase, which continued the sequence of parallel streets northwards and added prestigious buildings such as the Royal Scottish Academy, was begun in the 1820s.

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