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Record Number: NTE0008

Related Work: Old Mortality, The Tale of

Illustration Title/Caption: Old Mortality / King Charles the Second Saluting Lady Bellenden

Keyword(s): Bellenden, Lady Margaret - Charles II, King ('Louis Kerneguy') - Clothing & Dress - Courtship - Attendants & Servants

Artist: Charles Robert Leslie

Engraver: John Romney

Work Type: engraving

Size(cm): 9 x 7

Date: 1823

Source Text: Novels and Tales of the Author of Waverley [18mo issue], 12 vols (Edinburgh: Constable & Co., 1823)

Position in Source Text: vol. 8 (frontispiece)

Location of Copy: NLS, NG.1177.f.18

Image File Name: 0014471d.jpg

Notes: Depicts Charles II, as a visitor at Tillietudlem, with doffed hat, holding the hand of and moving as if to kiss Lady Bellenden, who half turns her face away, with two female attendants behind the breakfast table in the background [Ch. 17]. Scott's original text refers to 'two buxom serving-wenches . . . elevated for the day into the capacity of waiting gentlewomen' [EEWN 4b, 19.14-15]. Also appears in 'The Waverley Album' (London: Charles Heath, [1832]), facing p. 15 (see image). Imprint of Hurst, Robinson, & Co., London (the secondary publishers on title-page). Vol. also includes title-page vignette of Bothwell Bridge, as in vol. 11 of 1821 12mo issue, but with engraver given as Charles Heath.

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