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Record Number: EWA0003

Related Work: Waverley

Illustration Title/Caption: The Hold of a Highland Robber

Keyword(s): Arms & Armaments - Caves - Eating & Drinking - Highlanders - Lean, Alice Bean - Lean, Donald Bean - Maccombich, Evan Dhu - Pirates & Robbers - Waverley, Edward

Artist: John Blake McDonald

Engraver: Robert Charles Bell

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 15.5 x 23.8

Date: 1865

Source Text: Eight Engravings in Illustration of Waverley for the Members of the Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland ([Edinburgh: the Association], 1865)

Position in Source Text: [Plate 3]

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson H.RAPFAS.2

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts Waverley, Evan Dhu, and Donald Bean Lean seated in the latter’s cave, being served by Alice, and with Highland figures on either side of them, one apparently working at a fire. Accompanying quoted text: ‘Being placed at a convenient distance . . . that you must follow’ [Ch.17; EEWN 1, 86-87].

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