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George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Hogg's Monument & St Mary's Loch 1870

Albumen print | 5.8 x 8.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2620055

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Photograph of the James Hogg monument at St Mary's Loch near Selkirk, Scotland. The poet is depicted seated, with a shawl over his right shoulder and with his right hand resting on a walking stick. Three women standing in left side profile stand in front of the monument. In the background is St Mary's Loch. James Hogg (1770-1835) was employed as a farm hand and shepherd in his youth and became the famous Scottish poet and essayist whose acquaintances included Sir Walter Scott. The poet's monument, unveiled on the 28th June 1860, is located near to Tibbie Shiel's Inn which the poet patronised during his lifetime.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Hogg, James (1770-1835)
  • 5.8 x 8.8 cm (image)

    17.5 x 13.2 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • The Borders [Scotland]
              • St Mary's Loch [Scotland]
              • Selkirk [Scotland]
                • Hogg's Monument [Selkirk]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues