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Record Number: EOM0004

Related Work: Old Mortality, The Tale of

Illustration Title/Caption: Major Bellenden interceding with Claverhouse for the Life of Henry Morton

Keyword(s): Bellenden, Edith - Bellenden, Lady Margaret - Bellenden, Major Miles - Bothwell, Sergeant - Eating & Drinking - Grahame, Colonel John, of Claverhouse - Petitions

Artist: William Crawford

Engraver: Francis Holl

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 18.4 x 23.6

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 4]

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

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts Edith leaning away from the table and listening anxiously to a discussion between Major Bellenden and Claverhouse in an alcove, with Bothwell casually pouring himself a drink at the other side of the table. Accompanying quoted text: ‘Major Bellenden . . . intercession in behalf of Henry Morton’ [Ch. 12; EEWN 4b, 104.14-28].

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