Saint Bernard's Well

on the Water of Leith

Thomas Vernon Begbie  -  late 1850s

St Bernard's Well on Water of Leith - between Stockbridge and Dean Village

Saint Bernard's Well on the Water of Leith - Photograph by Begbie

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Saint Bernard's Well

on the Water of Leith

Saint Bernard's Well is situated on the South bank of the Water of Leith, beside the footpath from Stockbridge to Dean Bridge.

This monument was designed in 1788 by the portrait and landscape painter Alexander Naysmith (1758-1840).  Alexander Naysmith was father of the amateur etcher and painter, James Naysmith (1808-1890).

DO Hill knew James Alexander Naysmith.  In fact, it has been suggested that it might have been Naysmith rather than Brewster who introduced Hill to photography.  [Sara Stevenson]

The statue in this photo is Hygeia.  It was replaced in 1888 by a figure carved by DW Stevenson.


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