Stock No: 000095
Height: 13 Inches / 33 cm
Reference: Harding Book 1, Page 284, Fig 1039
A large figure of Diana Vernon standing, her right hand resting on her hip, she is holding a riding crop in her left hand, wearing a plumed hat, neck-scarf, long jacket, waistcoat, long dress, and sash around her waist. This is one of the largest figures produced by the Alpha factory and is in perfect condition.
Diana Vernon was a character in the novel Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832). One of the “Waverly Novels,” Rob Roy (1817) recounts the story of an English businessman’s son, Francis Osbaldistone, who becomes involved with the powerful, enigmatic figure of Rob Roy MacGregor, the romantic outlaw who fights for justice and dignity for the Scots. Diana Vernon is the beautiful, high-spirited, fox-hunting young woman Frank comes to love. Diana is often depicted on horseback, or in equestrienne dress.
This print illustrated, suggests those pursuits in the hat with flowing feather and was produced by Philadelphia lithographer Thomas Sinclair. Sinclair made his first tinted lithograph in 1843 and in 1848 won a silver medal for colour lithography at the Franklin Institute’s exhibition.
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