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Record Number: FIS0032

Related Work: Heart of Mid-Lothian, The

Illustration Title/Caption: The Grass Market. Death of Porteous / Le Grass Market. Mort de Porteous

Keyword(s): Castles & Fortresses - Edinburgh - Edinburgh Castle - Moonlight - Porteous, Captain John - Punishment & Torture

Artist: Thomas Miles Richardson

Engraver: James Tingle

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 12.5 x 8.5

Date: 1836

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

Position in Source Text: vol. 11 (frontispiece)

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson A.7.a.1836-9/11

Image File Name: 0007430d.jpg

Notes: Depicts the Edinburgh Grassmarket, with the Edinburgh Castle in the background, and a large crowd watching the lynching of Porteous [Ch. 6]. Also appears in 'Landscape-Historical Illustrations of Scotland and the Waverley Novels' [Plate 28] (London: Fisher, [1836-38]): see image.

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