logoIllustrating Scott

Record Number: FIS0001

Related Work: Waverley

Illustration Title/Caption: Sir Walter Scott, Bart.

Keyword(s): Dogs - Mountains & Hills - Portraits - Scott, Sir Walter

Artist: John Watson Gordon

Engraver: Henry Robinson

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 10.5 x 8.2

Date: 1836

Source Text: Waverley Novels, 48 vols (London: Fisher, Son & Co., 1836-39)

Position in Source Text: vol. 1 (frontispiece)

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson A.7.a.1836-9/1

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts Scott seated with cane in hand with his dog Bran in the bottom right corner; a view of the Eildon Hills is to the left. Disliking a recent portrait by David Wilkie, Robert Cadell commissioned this portrait in March 1830. Also appears in 'Landscape-Historical Illustrations of Scotland and the Waverley Novels' (London: Fisher, [1836-38]). A different engraving of the same portrait, by John Horsburgh, accompanies volume 33 of the Magnum Opus edition (see #MAG0065), and also appeared later in the Centenary edition of the Waverley Novels (see #CEN0001). (See Russell, Francis, 'Portraits of Sir Walter Scott' (London: White Brothers, 1987), Item 55, pp.40-41).

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