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Record Number: EBL0003

Related Work: Bride of Lammermoor, The

Illustration Title/Caption: Caleb Balderstone’s Ruse

Keyword(s): Attendants & Servants - Balderstone, Caleb - Mysie - Utensils

Artist: George Hay

Engraver: Robert Anderson

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 17.5 x 24.3

Date: 1875

Source Text: Six Engravings in Illustration of The Bride of Lammermoor for the Members of the Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland ([Edinburgh: the Association], 1875)

Position in Source Text: [Plate 3]

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson H.RAPFAS.15

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts Caleb deliberately knocking down domestic utensils from a shelf in the kitchen at Wolf’s Crag, with Mysie looking on in consternation. Matches #BOR0072, but with different engraver. Accompanying quoted text: ‘The thunderbolt, which had stunned . . . wud wi’ the thunner!’ [Ch. 11; EEWN 7a, 94-95]. Exhibited at Royal Scottish Academy, no. 71, 1876.

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