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Record Number: CHT0004

Related Work: Old Mortality, The Tale of

Illustration Title/Caption: The Novice

Keyword(s): Arms & Armaments - Balfour, John, of Kinloch, or Burley - Caves - Morton, Henry - Waterfalls

Artist: Henry James Richter

Engraver: Charles Rolls

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 9.7 x 7.5

Date: 1833

Source Text: W. H. Harrison, Christmas Tales, Historical and Domestic (London: Jennings & Chaplin, [1833])

Position in Source Text: facing p. 165

Location of Copy: O, 1832.851

Image File Name: 0014463d.jpg

Notes: Depicts Balfour of Burley in the cavern at the Black Linn holding out his sword and pointing out one of several notches on it to Morton, who stands before him wearing a cloak and hat; a clasped Bible is visible behind on a ledge [Ch. 43]. Imprint reads: London. Published Sep 1 1832, by Jennings & Chaplin, 62 Cheapside. Introductory statement to the containing work states: 'That the Pictorial Embellishments of the Annuals are derived from subjects originally unconnected with the volumes they adorn, and that, consequently, the Letter-press is adapted to the Plates, is a fact so generally known, that little credit for candour is claimed in the avowal that the Engravings of this Work were made from drawings, by eminent masters, intended to illustrate the Novels of Sir Walter Scott’. Title/caption here matches the title of the second of the four stories in the collection. Also occurs as a separate print in the Corson Collection (P.2909) (see image).

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