[Sir Walter Scott, Bar.t in his Study at Abbotsford.]
London: Published March 25th, 1836 by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, Printsellers to the King, 6, Pall Mall, & Sold also by F.G. Moon, 20, Threadneedle Street.
Engraving on india, proof before title. 555 x 395mm, 21¾ x 15½". Margins spotted.
Sir Walter Scott seated in his study at his home at Abbotsford in Scotland, reading a proclamation made by Mary Queen of Scots. One of his many dogs, thought to be either Maida or Bran, sits by the fire. The artist made a record of the many remarkable objects in the room: 'the vase was the gift of Lord Byron; the keys hanging by the window are those of 'Heart of Mid Lothian' or Old Tolbooth of Edinburg(h). The Sword suspended from the Bookcase belonged to Montrose, and the Rifle surmounting the various articles hanging over the Mantlepiece to Speckbacher the Tyrolese Partriot; near the Bookcase are hung an ancient Border Bugle, James VI's travelling Flask, and the Sporan or Purse of Rob Roy Mcgregor. Behind the Bust of Shakespeare is Rob Roy's long gun, above which is Claverhous's Pistol and below a brace formerly the Property of Napoleon'.
See NPG 321 for the original oil (1831).
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