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The Antiquary Buying Fish from Mrs Mucklebackit

Engraved by Henry Meyer from a drawing by Sir William Allan

From: Illustrations of the Novels and Tales of the Author of ‘Waverley’ from Designs by William Allan. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co., 1820

The engraving portrays a scene from chapter 11 of The Antiquary in which Jonathan Oldbuck (the 'Antiquary' of the title) pays Maggie Mucklebackit over the odds for a batch of fish. Lovel, the novel's hero, looks on in the background.