The 14 Deacons of the Trades of Edinburgh with the Blue Blanket

This picture, based on a photograph taken in 1886, was probably painted between 1886 and 1890 (artist unknown) and shows the Deacons of the 14 Trades of Edinburgh.

The photograph was taken for the Old Edinburgh Exhibition and was shortly afterwards presented to the Convenery of Trades of Edinburgh.

There has been a little artistic licence by the artist! The Deacon of the Bonnetmakers & Dyers of Edinburgh would have been amongst them.