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Black Agnes of Dunbar, (painting)

Artist:
Crabb, William
Subject:
Agnes Of Dunbar
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 31 (Sale info: For Sale).
"Black Agnes of Dunbar, as she was called by the vulgar, from her complexion, maintained an intrepid stand against the assault of the English army, and with many fierce witticims derided them from the walls. When the stones from the engines of the besiegers struck upon the battlements, she directed one of her maidens to wipe off the dust with a white napkin--a species of female defiance which greatly annoyed the English soldiers."--TITLER's "History of Scotland." [P. 6.]
American Exhibition of British Art. Oil Pictures and Water Colours. 1857. W.H. Tinson, Printer, 43 and 45 Centre St., N.Y.
Topic:
Literature--Tytler--History Of Scotland
History--Scotland
State of Being--Evil--War
State of Being--Emotion--Courage
Portrait female
Control number:
AECI 01590031
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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