logoIllustrating Scott

Record Number: EPI0001

Related Work: Pirate, The

Illustration Title/Caption: Sir Walter Scott in his Study (Castle Street, Edinburgh)

Keyword(s): Books - Dogs - Portraits - Scott, Sir Walter

Artist: John Watson Gordon

Engraver: Robert Charles Bell

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 24.5 x 18.8

Date: 1871

Source Text: Portrait of Sir Walter Scott and Five Engravings in Illustration of The Pirate for the Members of the Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland ([Edinburgh: the Association], 1871)

Position in Source Text: frontispiece

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson H.RAPFAS.3

Image File Name: 0030017d.jpg

Notes: Depicts Scott consulting a book seated at his desk, with a pen in his right hand, and a sleeping cat at one end of the desk, with his dog Maida beneath on the floor; a map, portrait of his mother, and suit of armour are among objects visible behind him. See Russell, Francis, 'Portraits of Sir Walter Scott' (London: White Brothers, 1987), Item 67, p. 43).

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