The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

Master record for Schaaf no. 2784

6. Effigy of Sir W. Scott's favourite dog Maida, by the side of the hall door at Abbotsford.

Attributed to: William Henry Fox Talbot

Alternate titles

Plate 6, "Sun Pictures in Scotland" (1845)

Created: 24 Oct 1844

Location: Abbotsford

Keywords: Scotland Sculpture

The list of plates for, "Sun Pictures in Scotland" has an extended caption for this image of Sir Walter Scott's favourite dog, Maida which says of the original statue, 'It has a Latin inscription, nearly as follows:-  Maidae marmorea dormis sub imagine Maida Ante fores domini sit tibi terra levis.' That Latin inscription reads, in part, "sleep soundly, Maida, at your master's door".