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Copy of drawing by T.Stothard of Burns and family playing music

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:
BMT491
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
13.5cm x 19cm
What:
Copy of drawing by T. Stothard of Burns and friends playing music
Subject:
The sketch which is copy of the original in the Royal Scottish Academy is displayed in Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway.
Who:
T. Stothard. RSA (artist)
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
Early 1800's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The sketch which is copy of the original in the Royal Scottish Academy is displayed in Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway.
Description:
Seen illustrated is the Poet with friends having a musical evening. The sketch by T.Stothard RSA. Burns is known to have played the violin although it is not established if he was an accomplished performer. In Edinburgh he spent many evenings in the stately homes at musical soirees.