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Record Number: EFM0005

Related Work: Fair Maid of Perth, The

Illustration Title/Caption: The Interview between the Gow Chrom and the Highlander, anent the Suit of Armour for the Chief

Keyword(s): Arms & Armaments - Artisans - Gow (or Smith), Henry - Highlanders - Norman nan Ord

Artist: John Blake McDonald

Engraver: John Le Conte

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 17.4 x 26

Date: 1878

Source Text: Six Engravings in Illustration of The Fair Maid of Perth for the Members of the Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland ([Edinburgh: the Association], 1878)

Position in Source Text: [Plate 5]

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson H.RAPFAS.17

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts Henry Gow in his smithy pulling a suit of chain-mail out of a chest to show the bearded Highlander Norman nan Ord who stands before him; several smith’s tools are visible on the floor. Accompanying quoted text: ‘Henry withdrew into his smithy . . . Chief’s upon these terms’ [Ch. 33; EEWN 21, 354-55].

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