To Walter Fawkes Esqr of Farnley Hall Yorkshire, this View of Abbey Crag, on the River Forth near Stirling; is most respectfully Inscribed by his Obedient Humble Servant, Rob.t And.w Riddell.
London, Published as the Act directs March 10. 1796, by R.A. Riddell.
Hand-coloured aquatint with very large margins, paper watermarked. Plate 450 x 571mm (17¾ x 22½").
View of Abbey Craig, on the Clyde near Stirling in Scotland. A ‘craig’ or ‘crag’, is a rocky hill or mountain which is usually isolated from other high ground. This craig is famous in Scottish history because it was from here that in 1297 William Wallace watched the English forces crossing the Forth at Stirling Bridge. Wallace later led his troops to victory in the Battle of Stirling Bridge. This picture was drawn in 1816 before a monument to commemorate Wallace was erected at the peak of Abbey Craig.
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