This photograph shows the wall paintings and fireplace of 9 Drummond Place, Edinburgh. The style is in imitation of Roman wall paintings of the fourth or ‘intricate’ style. Small pictures are framed within larger architectural panels to suggest a space beyond the room itself.
9 Drummond Place was owned by an advocate called Charles Scott. A classical scholar, he had almost every room in his house decorated to look like the walls of a Roman villa. This is the only decorated room to have survived.
The Scotsman, 11 April 1892: