logoIllustrating Scott

Record Number: EPI0004

Related Work: Pirate, The

Illustration Title/Caption: Norna performing her curative spell on Minna Troil

Keyword(s): Medicine & Potions - Troil, Brenda - Troil, Magnus - Troil, Minna - Troil, Ulla (Norna of the Fitful-Head)

Artist: John Adam Houston

Engraver: John Le Conte

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 18.4 x 25.3

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: [Plate 3]

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

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts Ulla Troil standing beside a stone table, pointing towards the various implements placed on it, which include a dish of hot charcoal, with Minna seated at its side and gazing away; Magnus Troil and Brenda, seated at the other end of the table, watch on anxiously. Accompanying quoted text: ‘Minna moved with slow and tremulous step . . . with an intense glow’ [Ch. 28; EEWN 12, 262-63].

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