DGR as Designer and Writer, 6
Family Letters, II. 6
Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné, vol. I, 2 (no. 8).
DGR wrote to his mother on 7 July 1843 that “There have been two meetings of the sketching club since your departure, for which I have made three drawings, one of which was the death of Marmion, and the other two were of the same subject—viz., the old Soldier relating his battles to the Parson, from ‘The Deserted Village’” (see
Correspondence, 43. 2
). Scott's poetry and fiction were great favorites with DGR, Goldsmith less so.
The surviving sketch is
inscribed by DGR at the botttom “Clara & de Wilton on the
ramparts. Marmion Canto 6.”