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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 382

    After August Edouart (1789-1861)

    Two silhouettes of Sir Walter Scott writing in the baronial hall at Abbotsford

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    After August Edouart (1789-1861)
    Two silhouettes of Sir Walter Scott writing in the baronial hall at Abbotsford
    both with inscription 'Sir Walter Scott Bart./12th Janry 1830' (lower centre)
    cut-out on card, watercolour background
    10¾ x 7 1/8 in. (27.3 x 18.1 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    Both silhouettes portray the famous novelist Sir Walter Scott towards the end of his successful career. He is depicted in his study at Abbotsford House in Melrose, Scotland, where he would have written many of his great masterpieces such as Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley and The Heart of Midlothian.

    For two silhouettes by Edouart of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) see F. Russell, Portraits of Sir Walter Scott: A Study of Romantic Portraiture, London 1987, p. 37, nos. 46-7.

    There is also a similar silhouette of Sir Walter Scott standing, by Edouart in the National Portrait Gallery, London. And a silhouette of Scott writing at his desk, by Edouart, in the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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