The Bride of Lammermoor

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Robert Scott Lauder
Born Silvermills, Edinburgh, 1803-1869

The Bride of Lammermoor, 1831

Oil on canvas
Presented by Dr Thomas Lauder Thomson, 1948
Museum number 6-1948

A moment of sheer melodrama from the famous novel by Walter Scott. The bride, Lucy Ashton, is stunned when her long-lost lover, Ravenswood, returns the moment after she has been forced to sign a marriage contract to another! She later goes mad, stabs her husband and dies.

The Bride of Lammermoor
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