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Record Number: NTE0011

Related Work: Bride of Lammermoor, The

Illustration Title/Caption: The Bride of Lammermoor / The Ominous Incident at the Mermaiden's Fountain

Keyword(s): Ashton, Lucy - Birds - Courtship - Forests & Woodlands - Fountains & Wells - Ravenswood, Edgar

Artist: Charles Robert Leslie

Engraver: Charles Heath

Work Type: engraving

Size(cm): 9 x 6.5

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. 11 (frontispiece)

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

Image File Name: 0007390d.jpg

Notes: Depicts Edgar Ravenswood with arm round Lucy Ashton by the fountain, with dead raven and arrow at feet, as Ravenswood looks around for the marksman [Ch. 20]. Imprint of Hurst, Robinson, & Co., London (the secondary publishers on title-page). Also appears in 'The Waverley Album' (London: Charles Heath, [1832]), facing p. 21 (see image). Vol. also includes title-page vignette of Crichton Castle, as in vol. 15 of 1821 12mo issue, but with engraver given as Charles Heath. A reengraving of the present image appears in the Centenary edition of the Waverley Novels: see #CEN0015.

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