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Record Number: NTE0033

Related Work: Highland Widow, The

Illustration Title/Caption: Highland Widow

Keyword(s): Arms & Armaments - Highlanders - MacTavish, Elspat - MacTavish, Hamish Bean - Prisons & Prisoners - Soldiers

Artist: Alexander Fraser, the elder

Engraver: James Johnstone

Work Type: engraving

Size(cm): 6.5 x 8

Date: 1833

Source Text: Tales and Romances of the Author of Waverley [18mo issue], 6 vols (Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1833)

Position in Source Text: vol. 8 (frontispiece)

Location of Copy: BL 12604.a.4

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts Hamish MacTavish being handcuffed by soldiers, his mother Elspat having fainted on the floor of the hut [Ch. 11]. Matches #MAG0081, but with different engraver. Vol. also contains title-page vignette illustration of Hamish succumbing to the effects of the sleeping potion, matching Magnum vignette #MAG0082, though with James Johnstone again given as engraver.

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