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Burns Memorial, Alloway

Introduction:
This memorial to Robert Burns was raised in 1820 close to the cottage where Burns was born. It was designed in classical style by the architect David Hamilton. It has nine Corinthian columns supporting a cupola topped by three dolphins. The base was intended to be used as a meeting room and a repository for objects associated with the poet.
Image Rights Holder:
Glasgow City Council Libraries and Archives
Ref:
A036
Project:
646:The Thomas Annan Collection
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
170 x 120mm
What:
Photograph of monument
Subject:
These prints are from albums compiled by Thomas Annan's firm. They did not appear in the published collections, although some were duplicated and advertised for sale from a catalogue of individual prints. No original negatives survive for any of them.
Who:
Robert Burns (subject of monument)
Thomas Annan (1829-1887) (photographer)
David Hamilton (architect)
When:
1855-1887 (working life of photographer)
1820 (date of building)
Where:
The Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Background:
These prints are from albums compiled by Thomas Annan's firm. They did not appear in the published collections, although some were duplicated and advertised for sale from a catalogue of individual prints. No original negatives survive for any of them.
Description:
One view is a close-up and the other shows the monument in its position above the village and the River Doon.