Illustrated letter from Walter Scott by Hugh William Williams

A short letter from Sir Walter Scott to the sporting artist William Scrope inviting him and Williams to dinner at Abbotsford.

Details

Medium:
Pen, ink & wash on paper
Dimensions:
22.9 x 15.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£638 ( Total: £2,270)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Bonhams

Scrope later gave the letter to Williams who illustrated it with drawings of Abbotsford and the nearby picturesquely romantic ruin of Melrose Abbey.

Provenance

Collection of Wilfred Partington; Roy Davids.

Venue details

National Library of Scotland George IV Bridge, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH1 1EW 0131 623 3700 www.nls.uk

Entry details

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