Record Number: MAG0065
Related Work: Saint Ronan's Well
Illustration Title/Caption: Sir Walter Scott, Bart.
Keyword(s): Dogs - Mountains & Hills - Portraits - Scott, Sir Walter
Artist: John Watson Gordon
Engraver: John Horsburgh
Work Type: steel engraving
Size(cm): 10.5 x 8
Source Text: Waverley Novels [Magnum Opus edition], 48 vols (Edinburgh: Cadell & Company, 1829-33)
Position in Source Text: vol. 33 (frontispiece)
Location of Copy: EUL, Corson A.7.a.1829-33/33
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, planning to have it engraved to accompany a volume of the Magnum Opus edition of the novels. (See Russell, Francis, 'Portraits of Sir Walter Scott' (London: White Brothers, 1987), Item 55, pp.40-41). Also appears in the Centenary edition of the Waverley Novels: see #CEN0001. (Another engraving of the same portrait, by Henry Robinson, appears as the frontispiece to vol. 1 of the Fisher edition of the Waverley Novels. See #FIS0001).<< Back