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Record Number: SKE0033

Related Work: Heart of Mid-Lothian, The

Illustration Title/Caption: The Grassmarket

Keyword(s): Edinburgh - Punishment & Torture

Artist: James Skene

Engraver: No Engraver

Work Type: etching

Size(cm): 13.3 x 7.8

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: facing p. 84

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

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts the Edinburgh Grassmarket, with the Gallows near the foot, and a crowd assembled for an execution. Accompanying quoted text (p. 84), with reference to Magnum Opus edition: 'The area of the Grassmarket . . . dangled the deadly halter. / Heart of Mid-Lothian, Vol. XI, p. 210'. See Ch. 4; EEWN 6, 32-33. Originally issued as part of a separate number in 1830.

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