|Published||[The Gentleman's Magazine, September 1817]|
|Dimensions||Image 150 x 103 mm, Sheet 170 x 0114 mm|
From the Gentleman's Magazine.
Full-length portrait of Annie Wilson, walking in profile to the left, with a 'diving rod' in her right hand. She wears a floor length dress, over which is an apron and a shawl, and upon her head, she wears a bonnet. Her hook nose and jutting chin are accentuated in profile.
Annie Wilson (1817 fl.) was the guide of Roslin Chapel, and the landlady of Roslin Inn, where she played host to an array of artists, poets, and writers, including Dr Samuel Johnson, James Boswell, Sir Walter Scott, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Alexander Nasmyth, and Robert Burns.
Condition: Trimmed and tipped to album page. Time toning and surface dirt to sheet.