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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt (1771-1832), Novelist and poet

Sitter associated with 45 portraits
The Edinburgh-born poet, novelist and critic Scott was an immensely successful writer before turning to the great historical romances for which he is now best known. Works like Waverley (1814) and Rob Roy (1817) had a seminal impact on the creation of Scotland's national identity. A passionate Tory, a proud landowner and a co-founder of the Quarterly Review, with Byron, Scott was among the most popular and commercially successful writers of his age. Although a prolific novelist of great influence, his later years were dogged by the need to pay off the colossal debts incurred by his business partner.

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by John Burnet, printed by R. Lloyd, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, after Sir William Allan
line engraving, published 25 March 1835 (1831)
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D40596

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by John Burnet, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, sold by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Sir William Allan
line engraving, published 25 March 1835 (1831)
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'The Abbotsford family' (Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt)

by Robert Graves, published by Hodgson & Graves, after Sir David Wilkie
line engraving, published 1 June 1837 (1817)
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D40612

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by M. O'Connor, published by Thomas Pewtress
lithograph, circa 1839
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D40603

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

by George Henry Phillips, published by William Tegg, after Charles Robert Leslie
mezzotint, published 17 February 1864
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