Samuel Swarbreck (fl.1830-1865) 

Painter of landcapes and townscapes. He was also a lithographer. Although a London artist, the works for which he is probably best known and which helped mould the Vicotrian perception of Scotland were those depicting Scottish scenes. His major RA work "The bedroom of Mary, Queen of Scots, Holyrood Palace", showing the anteroom where Rizzio was dragged and murdered, was exhibited in 1856. Earlier in 1839, he had issued a folio set of 26 tinted lithographs under the title Sketches in Scotland, drawn on stone from Nature . These well known prints incorporated steriotyped Scots including Highlanders in kilts. 

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