Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

scott/byron poem

An extract of our manuscripts currently available:

Sir Walter Scott-Lord Byron Poem

Walter Scott/ Lord Byron poem

Manuscript poem & Portrait of Sir Walter Scott.

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A handwritten transcription of The Deformed Transformed by Lord Byron [Part 2 Scene 1 verse 3] a drama published in 1824.The transcription is written in iron gall ink on antique white paper 
2 5/8 x 7 1/8" handsomely presented with a portrait of  Sir Walter Scott Bart. engraved by H.T. Ryall from the original portrait by John Prescott Knight,  published London 1835. Steel engraved proof including letters. 8 x 4"
Look upon the bristling wall
Mann'd without an interval!
Round and round, tier on tier,
Cannon's black mouth, shining spear,
Lit match, bell mouthed musquetoon,
Gaping to be murderous soon;
All the warlike gear of old,
Mix'd with what we now behold.
 below which is  continued a five line  note on the Grand master Dom Manuel.

The whole being matted, glazed and set into a black wood stained frame 21 1/4 x 15 3/8" with original Doig, Wilson & Wheatley of Edinburgh, Fine Art and Printsellers framing label and leaf from book of the printed version of Byron's poem on verso.

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Sir Walter Scott mss poem

Scott was deeply interested in the poetry of Lord Byron and published a review of Childe Harold in 1816 and an article on Byron’s character in 1825. The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. Collected and Arranged with Notes by Sir Walter Scott, Lord Jeffrey [And Others] was published in 1851 and this manuscript fragment may well be part of Scott’s notes for that publication.

Scott first met Byron at Murray's house in London. From this first meeting, they formed a great friendship that was to last until Byron's unexpected death in 1824.  The Deformed Transformed was written in 1822 and in which  Byron sought to combine the solution of a metaphysical puzzle or problem, the relation of personality to individuality, with the scenic rendering of a striking historical episode, the Sack of Rome in 1527.