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TITLE
Grave slab, Oronsay Priory
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0049
PLACENAME
Oronsay
DISTRICT
Jura and Colonsay
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
9436
KEYWORDS
grave slabs
effigies
Oronsay Priory
Oronsay
Augustinian
Lords of the Isles
grave slab
effigy
Grave slab, Oronsay Priory

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows a tapered effigy grave slab of an armoured man, a funerary monument dating to 14th or 15th century. The slab is set into the wall of Oronsay Priory, the ruins of which stand at the west end of the island. The Augustinian priory was founded in the 14th century by John I, Lord of the Isles, but was in a ruinous state by the early 17th century.

The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the area. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but was buried in Oban.


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Grave slab, Oronsay Priory

ARGYLL: Colonsay and Oronsay

20c

grave slabs; effigies; Oronsay Priory; Oronsay; Augustinian; Lords of the Isles; grave slab; effigy

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph, taken in the first half of the 20th century by M.E.M. Donaldson, shows a tapered effigy grave slab of an armoured man, a funerary monument dating to 14th or 15th century. The slab is set into the wall of Oronsay Priory, the ruins of which stand at the west end of the island. The Augustinian priory was founded in the 14th century by John I, Lord of the Isles, but was in a ruinous state by the early 17th century.<br /> <br /> The photographer, Mary Ethel Muir Donaldson, was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. Between 1912 and 1949 she produced many books on the social history and customs of the area. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, but was buried in Oban. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.