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Object: Saint Andrew for Scotland
Series: Seven Prints of the Tutelar Saints
No. 3 of the series, see BMSat 5942. A Scotsman in kilt and plaid riding (left to right) a horse with a unicorn's horn and the tufted tail of a lion. He holds across his left shoulder a long broadsword on which is spitted a sheep's head. In his right hand he holds out an open snuff-box or mull. Between his teeth he holds the stem of a rose. His cap is decorated with feathers and a medallion of St. Andrew on his cross; in his belt are pistols and a dirk. The horse's bit is decorated with thistles. From the front of the saddle hang a small sack and a fish, from the back a set of bagpipes. Behind is the sea-shore, with two castles.
The border of the design at the two sides is of targets and broadswords, pistols, the Union Jack flag, roses and thistles, and of two bunches of leaves which are perhaps tobacco-leaves. The upper border is the title on a scroll. Below are roses and thistles. Below the design is engraved:
"View well St Andrew a saint of Muckle Pride,
In Northern Robes Array'd and by his Side
His trusty broad Sword, Dirk, & Pistols ride,
Likewise his Oatmeal pouch, Snuff, mull & Ling fish dry'd.
His roast Sheep's Head, Haggoss & Scotch Cale
With Sparkling Viskey Barley Cakes & Ale.
Then on the Bagpipe plays a pleasing Tune,
To celebrate his Joyfull Month of June". 2 January 1781
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Height: 225 millimetres
Width: 238 millimetres
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