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William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77)

The Tomb of Sir Walter Scott, in Dryburgh Abbey 1844

Salted paper print | 16.5 x 17.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2600340

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Photograph showing the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, the site of the tomb of Sir Walter Scott. The view shows double arches with small rose windows above and carved arches and columns on top. The right arch is closed by an iron fence. There are trees and bushes in the foreground.
  • Creator(s)

    William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)
  • 16.5 x 17.6 cm (image)

    30.6 x 23.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • The Tomb of Sir W. Scott, in Dryburgh Abbey [Sun Pictures In Scotland]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

    'Sun Pictures in Scotland' was available via subscription. In the list of subscribers, Queen Victoria is the first name listed.

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Funerary architecture
            • Tombs
        • Architectural design
          • Arches
            • Gothic arches
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • The Borders [Scotland]
              • Dryburgh Abbey [Roxburgh]
                • Tomb of Sir Walter Scott [Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Windows
            • Rose windows