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Original Steel Plate Line Engraving - Scenes, famous places.
Engraved by John Smith after Andrew Donaldson
Series: History Of The Highlands (1850)

Printed in Great Britain during the mid-19th century by A. Fullerton & Co. (London & Edinburgh), this genuine antique print is over 160 years old. It is not a modern reproduction.

This is a steel plate engraving, impressed on medium weight wove paper. The plate marks are visible on the full page scan.

The subject is Garth Castle in Perthshire. Built by Alexander Stewart (the Wolf of Badenoch), in the14th century. His enemies were executed by being thrown from the ramparts into the gorge below. The castle is reputedly haunted by his wife Matiola who he murdered.

This artwork shows a more peaceful scene. Two figures are seen in the foreground, one fishing in the river, one sitting on the bank underneath the castle ruins.

A handsomely rendered study, finely detailed as is common with the steel plate engraving, with multiple shades of contrast due to the exceptional technique of the engraver. I have enhanced the contrast a bit in the first image to bring out the rich detail.

Condition notes:
This plate is in very good condition with the image area flat and smooth. There is the usual toning to the paper and scattered areas of moderate to heavy foxing as is common to prints of this age. The scans are accurate as displayed, and you are welcome to contact me if you require additional information.

Mounting and matting is available, contact me for details.

Sheet size: 9.5 x 6 inches
Image Area: 7.25 x 5.25 inches (approx.)
Paper: Wove. Reverse side is blank.

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