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Copy of original drawing in crayon of Robert Burns by Archibald Skirving

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Drawing in crayon of Robert Burns by Archibald Skirving

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet who was born in Alloway Ayrshire was married to a Mauchline girl named Jean Armour (1767-1834), the daughter of a stone-mason. She and Burns were married in 1788 and had 9 children the last child being born on the day of Burns' funeral.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT503
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
37cm x 49cm
What:
Copy of original drawing in crayon of Robert Burns by Archibald Skirving
Subject:
The Skirving portrait done between 1796 and 1798 was itself a copy from the original by Alexander Nasmyth and was considered by many as the finest representation of the poet.
Who:
Archibald Skirving (artist)
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
c 1797
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The Skirving portrait done between 1796 and 1798 was itself a copy from the original by Alexander Nasmyth and was considered by many as the finest representation of the poet.
Description:
This is a copy, one of twelve such produced by Messrs Henry Dixon & Son London in 1891, of the original in red crayon on grey paper by Archibald Skirving which now hangs in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.