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Record Number: SSR0011

Related Work: Old Mortality, The Tale of

Illustration Title/Caption: Craignethan Castle / Tillietudlem / Old Mortality Vol. II, p. 259.

Keyword(s): Castles & Fortresses - Cliffs - Headrigg, Cuddie - Rivers & Streams - Tillietudlem, Tower of

Artist: George Cattermole

Engraver: Robert Wallis

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 9.5 x 13.4

Date: 1835

Source Text: Leitch Ritchie, Scott and Scotland (London: Longman, 1835)

Position in Source Text: facing p. 252

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson E.RIT.3874

Image File Name: 0014474d.jpg

Notes: Depicts Cuddie with three marksmen by a flowing river at the foot of Tillietudlem, which stands on a high bank [Ch. 25]. Accompanying description (pp. 253-54) reads: 'This, the reader perceives, is the Tillietudlem of Old Mortality, and he will recognise Cuddie Headrigg climbing up the steep with his companions to take the castle by surprise--and to be put to flight by a discharge of scalding brose from his sweetheart.’ Title/caption reference relates to Magnum Opus edition. Later published in H. I. and A. Stevens, ‘Scott and Scotland’ (London, 1845), with title in List of Illustrations as ‘Attack on Craignethan Castle’: see image.

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