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6. Effigy of Sir W. Scott's favourite dog Maida, by the side of the hall door at Abbotsford, 24 Oct 1844

MS. 21088 photogr. 5, item 6

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Alternate title: Plate 6, "Sun Pictures in Scotland" (1845)

The list of plates for "Sun Pictures in Scotland" has an extended caption for this image of Sir Walter Scott's favourite dog, Maida, which says of the original statue, 'It has a Latin inscription, nearly as follows:- Maidae marmorea dormis sub imagine Maida Ante fores domini sit tibi terra levis.' That Latin inscription reads, in part, "sleep soundly, Maida, at your master's door".


  • 24 Oct 1844


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Language of Materials

  • Latin

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MS. 21088 photogr. 5, item 6

Other Finding Aids

See also the Talbot Catalogue Raisonné, a detailed inventory of Talbot photographs located around the world. The Catalogue Raisonné is organised by Schaaf number. The Schaaf number for this item is Schaaf 2784.


Image dimensions: width 163mm x height 114mm

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom