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Sir Walter Scott, photogravure of a signed replica of the 1830 portrait by Sir John Watson Gordon

Frontispiece to: The History of the Speculative Society (Edinburgh: [The Society], 1905)

Watson Gordon painted this replica of his 1830 portrait of Sir Walter Scott for the Speculative Society in 1835. The main difference is that Scott's dog Bran is moved from his right to his left. Photo-engraving involved transferring a photographic negative of a drawing, painting, or object to a metal plate, and then etching it in.