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Wallace portrait sadly fails to attract buyer. A portrait of William Wallace has failed to attract a buyer at an auction in the Scottish capital. The painting, which dates back to 1640, fell short of its reserve price of 15,000 despite being one of the earliest known images of the Scotsman. Sotheby's auctioneer Harry Dalmeny, who presided over the sale at Hopeton House in Edinburgh, said it was one of the few disappointments on the night, saying, "Although it is a very early and historically interesting image, it was painted long after the death of the Wallace at a time when he was starting to become an iconic figure. It's such a difficult area of identification with these early subjects that people don't always have confidence at the prices quotes". It was estimated the rare work would sell for between 20,000 and 30,000....... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Artist plans a second Wallace monument here at Loudoun Hill..

Loudoun Hill was the scene of a Wallace ambush. An Ayrshire artist has designed a dramatic new "monument" to William Wallace. Richard Price is seeking planning permission to start work on a site overlooking the location of Wallace's famous victory at the battle of Loudoun Hill, in the Irvine Valley. Standing four-and-a-half metres tall, the sculpture will be in the shape of a warrior, cut out of what looks like a huge standing stone. "Other areas maximise on their history much more than we have," said Graham Welby, landlord of the Loudoun Hill Inn, which overlooks the battlefield site. Mr Welby is also chair of the Irvine Valley Regeneration Partnership, which is helping to meet the 30,000 cost of the project. But the idea came from Richard Price himself, following an abortive earlier attempt at a commemorative monument. Mr Price hopes that it will bring in tourists, and help to raise the profile of the Irvine valley. Hopefully it will Mr Price, very best of luck....................................... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

crazyhorse.org announces it's Year 2003 Schedule of Events, Open Year Around in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Such as Korczak Day in South Dakota on Saturday, May 3, 2003 and the Crazy Horse Volksmarch Sat.-Sun on June 7-8, 2003. Check out www.crazyhorse.org for more info.