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Record Number: SKE0022

Related Work: Black Dwarf, The

Illustration Title/Caption: Manor Glen

Keyword(s): Glens - Mountains & Hills - Rivers & Streams

Artist: James Skene

Engraver: No Engraver

Work Type: etching

Size(cm): 6 x 13.4

Date: 1830

Source Text: A Series of Sketches of the Existing Localities alluded to in the Waverley Novels Etched from Original Drawings (Edinburgh: Cadell & Co., 1829[-1831])

Position in Source Text: leaf preceding p. 51[2]

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson B.SKE.3

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts the Manor Glen, in Peeblesshire, home of David Ritchie, the supposed original of the Black Dwarf in the story. Accompanying quoted text (p. 51[2]), with reference to Magnum Opus edition: 'Ye'll hae heard o' Canny Elshie the Black Dwarf, or I'm muckle mistaen. / Black Dwarf, Vol. IX, p. 3.' See Ch. 1; EEWN 4a, 12. Originally issued as part of a separate number in 1830. Compare Tilt's 'Landscape Illustrations', #LIW0021, also of the Manor Glen, stated to be from a drawing by Skene, and where the composition is similar, though with some differences in representation and detail.

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