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Record Number: EOM0001

Related Work: Old Mortality, The Tale of

Illustration Title/Caption: The Graveyard—Old Mortality at the Tombs

Keyword(s): Old Mortality - Covenanters - Graves - Horses

Artist: John McWhirter

Engraver: William Richardson

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 17 x 25.6

Date: 1869

Source Text: Six Engravings in Illustration of Old Mortality for the Members of the Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland ([Edinburgh: the Association], 1869)

Position in Source Text: [Plate 1]

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson H.RAPFAS.8

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts ‘Old Mortality’ restoring a Covenanting gravestone with hammer and chisel, in a deserted graveyard, and his white pony standing nearby. Matches #BOR0045, but with different engraver. Accompanying quoted text: ‘One summer evening . . . by the title of Old Mortality’ [Ch. 1; EEWN 4b, 8-9].

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