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Continued from folio 18 verso (D13615; CLXVII 17a) is a view of the ruins of Dunbar Castle from the shore to the west. The castle sits on a rocky promontory and the few remains are hard to distinguish from the rocks upon which they sit, although the parts of the castle described by Scott as the ‘Gate’ (two part tower structure) and ‘South Battery’ (low building at the right) can be made out.1 The following sketch (19 verso–20; D13617–D13618; CLXVII 18a–19) shows another view of the castle from a little further away, revealing more of the promontory. (See folio 18 verso; D13615; CLXVII 17a, for more information on the sketches of Dunbar in this sketchbook).
Sir Walter Scott, Provincial Antiquities and Picturesque Scenery of Scotland with descriptive illustrations by Sir Walter Scott, Bart., Vol.II, London and Edinburgh, 1826 p..