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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt

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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.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1831

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 81.3 x W 63.5 cm

Accession number

321

Acquisition method

Purchased, 1871

Work type

Painting


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