||FERGUSON, J. after J. DOBBIN
London: Published by E. Gambart & Co., 1850. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and a small bit of excess ink in the bottom margin. Image size (including text): 16 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 16 7/8 x 24 inches.
A charming print depicting the romantic ruins of the historic Scottish monastery Dryburgh Abbey.
Located in Roxburghshire, Scotland, Dryburgh Abbey was established in 1150 by Hugh de Moreville, Constable of Scotland and a disciple of King David I. It was founded in honor of the Virgin as a monastery of the Premonstratensian Order, otherwise known as the White Canons, and is surrounded by a picturesque landscape encompassing thick woods and the River Tweed. After its original structure perished in a 1322 fire instigated by Edward II, Dryburgh was rebuilt under Robert I and later fell under the secular authority of the Earl of Buchan. Several notable figures were buried at the abbey, including James Stuart and, more recently, the famous Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott, whose tomb lies underneath the north transept in St. Mary's Aisle.