Courtyard of House at Linlithgow

J. J. Stevenson

c. 1880

Signed with initials lower left

Source: Stevenson’s House Architecture, Figure 121

“Scotch architecture gives the impression of grimness and severity which is usually credited to the character of the people. We see it in the solid windowless walls of this old castle (fig. 120), and even the squalor of the back yard of a town slum (fig. 121) has a character and dignity which redeem it from vulgarity. . . . Arrange their buildings as they would, plain as a cotton-mill or elaborate in ornament, the walls unbroken masses of stone or riddled with windows, in lord's castle or in back street, they all expressed the same national character” (I, 353-54).

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