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Renaissance, Reivers & The Reformation

Armada Wreck at Portincross

Portincross

Period:
19th Century
Description:
Portincross Castle stands on the shore just a quarter of a mile from the place where a galleon of the Spanish Armada was wrecked in 1588.

Glasgow born artist William Young had a keen interest in history and archaeology which is perhaps why he was drawn to painting this site. The castle also has associations with Robert the Bruce and the Boyd family.
Materials/Media:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
260 x 360mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
FA/A242
Digital Number:
EAFA233n
Creation Date:
1886
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council