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Record Number: DRY0063

Related Work: Heart of Mid-Lothian, The

Illustration Title/Caption: Porteous in the Hands of the Mob

Keyword(s): Edinburgh - Porteous, Captain John - Punishment & Torture

Artist: William Brassey Hole

Engraver: James Davis Cooper

Work Type: wood engraving

Size(cm): 14 x 9.5

Date: 1893

Source Text: Waverley Novels [Dryburgh Edition], 25 vols (London & Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1892-94)

Position in Source Text: vol. 7, facing p. 66

Location of Copy: NLS, NG.1179.d

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts Porteous being led through the street towards his execution, supported by two of the rioters, and with a man with sword dressed as a woman pointing the way; some of the crowd behind are carrying torches [Ch. 7].

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