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Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine

Ellen's Isle, Loch Katrine

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 10

Length: 10.7

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Ellen's Isle, the chief seat of action in the Lady of the Lake, lies at the east end of Loch Katrine, and is a rocky islet, whose crags are concealed by trees.

'The stranger viewed the shore around;

'Twas all so close with copsewood bound,

Nor track nor pathway might declare

That human foot frequented there,

Until the mountain maiden showed

A clambering unsuspecting road,

That winded through the tangled screen,

And opened in a narrow green,

Where weeping birch and willow round

With their long fibres swept the ground.

Here, for retreat in dangerous hour,

Some chief had formed a rustic bower.'

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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