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Record Number: FIS0050

Related Work: Ivanhoe

Illustration Title/Caption: One foot nearer & I plunge myself from the precipice / Un pied plus et je pres me plonge dans le precipice

Keyword(s): Bois-Guilbert, Brian de - Castles & Fortresses - Jews - Rebecca - Torquilstone, Castle of

Artist: George Cruikshank

Engraver: Joseph Goodyear

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 12.4 x 8.4

Date: 1837

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

Position in Source Text: vol. 17 (frontispiece)

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson A.7.a.1836-9/17

Image File Name: 0007547d.jpg

Notes: Depicts Rebecca, perched on the ramparts of Castle Torquilstone, rebuffing the advances of the Templar Brian de Bois-Guilbert, who stands beneath [Ch. 24; EEWN 8, 200.1-5]. A rare instance of the employment of steel engraving in Cruikshank's work in this series. Also appears in 'Landscape-Historical Illustrations of Scotland and the Waverley Novels' [Plate 43] (London: Fisher, [1836-38]): see image.

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