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Record Number: KEP0008

Related Work: Death of the Laird’s Jock

Illustration Title/Caption: The Lairds Jock

Keyword(s): Arms & Armaments - Armstrong, John - Combat & Duelling - Sick & Wounded Persons - Soldiers

Artist: Henry Corbould

Engraver: Charles Heath

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 11.2 x 8.6

Date: 1828

Source Text: The Keepsake for 1829 (London: Hurst, Chance, & Co., 1828)

Position in Source Text: facing p. 191

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson E.KEE.1

Image File Name: 0007409d.jpg

Notes: Depicts the elderly John Armstrong (The Laird's Jock), standing loosely clad in his paid/blankets, with arm upraised in a posture of horror, his daughter clinging to his side; in the middle ground the English champion Foster stands over the body of the Laird's defeated son, holding aloft the two-handed sword he has gained in the combat, while assembled troops look on. Later published in H. I. and A. Stevens 'Scott and Scotland' (London, 1845): see image.

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