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Bronze Medallion of Robert Burns

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire, the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer poet composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died in Dumfries of heart disease aged 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT81
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Bronze and wood
Dimensions:
16cm x 16cm
Subject:
This medallion is on display in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
John Henning (sculptor)
When:
1807
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
This medallion is on display in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway.
Description:
This bronze medallion, framed in wood, was one of the first medallions that were minted in honour of Robert Burns. It was sculpted by John Henning in 1807.