About this artwork

This drawing illustrates a dramatic scene from Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Heart of Midlothian. The subject also features in one of the highlights of the Gallery's Scottish collection, The Porteous Mob painted by Skene's friend and fellow antiquary, Sir James Drummond.

  • title:
    The Porteous Riots, A Scene from the Heart of the Midlothian
  • accession number:
    D 5635
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  • materials:
    Watercolour and gouache over ink on paper
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  • measurements:
    34.90 x 25.40 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2011