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Record Number: EHM0004

Related Work: Heart of Mid-Lothian, The

Illustration Title/Caption: The Interview between Effie Deans and her Sister in Prison

Keyword(s): Deans, Effie - Deans, Jeanie - Prisons & Prisoners - Ratcliffe, James

Artist: Robert Herdman

Engraver: James Faed, the elder

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 21.3 x 28

Date: 1873

Source Text: Six Engravings in Illustration of The Heart of Midlothian for the Members of the Royal Association for Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland ([Edinburgh: the Association], 1873)

Position in Source Text: [Plate 4]

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson H.RAPFAS.19

Image File Name: No image available for this record.

Notes: Depicts Jeanie Deans seated on a bed holding hands with and comforting her sister Effie in confinement in the Edinburgh Tolbooth, with Ratcliffe the jailer looking on in the background and dangling the keys. Matches #BOR0058, but with different engraver. Accompanying quoted text: ‘Jeanie Deans was admitted . . . at length approached the place . . . touch of human sympathy’ [Ch. 21; EEWN 6, 184-85]. Painting exhibited at Royal Scottish Academy in 1873, inscribed "RH 1872".

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