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Scottish London

Adam Dant

2020
£600.00

Black and white print hand tinted on 300gsm Somerset satin HP 100% cotton rag 
56 x 76 cm
Edition of 10

 

'Scottish London' salutes Caledonian connections with the capital, historical and contemporary depicting a venerable host of 'Cockney Jocks' (as well the odd 'Jockney Cock').

Reluctant to make the seat of government their home as long ago as the 12th century Scottish nobility trucked cartloads of Scottish soil down from their homeland to their diplomatic base at  'Great Scotland Yard' so that their palace wouldn't have to sit on English ground. 

The distinctiveness of London's Scottish presence persists on this cartographic compilation as playgrounds and palaces where a Scot in London can enjoy creating, carousing, politicking and training how to fight people are all pointed out alongside depictions of famous immigrant Scots saluting a convivial yet uneasy union through the ages.