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Rosslyn Chapel.


  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: 1837.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 12 1/8 x 15 15/16" (30.8 x 40.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: On stone by S. D. Swarbreck. <br><br> Rossyln Chapel, also known as the Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew, was built in Roslin, Scotland in the 15th century. The two columns in the forefront are known as the Apprentice Pillar and the Master Pillar. According to legend the Apprentice Pillar was carved while a master stoneworker was away. Upon his return, struck by a fit of jealousy and anger, the master killed his apprentice. As punishment, the master's face was carved into a corner of the chapel, where he would forever stare at the magnificence of his apprentice's work. The pillars were given international fame when it was featured in Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code."


  • CONDITION: Generally good condition, has a water stain in the lower right.


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