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Drypoint of Burns' House, Dumfries by George Houston

Introduction:
Robert Burns moved into this house in Mill Street, Dumfries, in 1793 and lived there until his death in 1796. It is a comfortable house with two bedrooms, parlour, study and kitchen.
Image Rights Holder:
North Ayrshire Council Museums Service
Ref:
48
Project:
964:0
Material:
paper, ink
Dimensions:
246 x 170mm
What:
drypoint
Subject:
This is one of a portfolio of twelve drypoints entitled Burns Country. It was published in May 1915 and was accompanied by text written by Houston's friend Neil Munro of Para Handy fame. Burns Country follows the poet's passage from Mount Oliphant to his end in Dumfries.
Who:
Neil Munro (collaborator)
George Houston (artist)
Robert Burns (inspiration for artwork)
When:
1915 (publication date)
1796 (Burns death)
1793 (Burns moved into Mill Street house)
Where:
North Ayrshire Heritage Centre
Background:
This is one of a portfolio of twelve drypoints entitled Burns Country. It was published in May 1915 and was accompanied by text written by Houston's friend Neil Munro of Para Handy fame. Burns Country follows the poet's passage from Mount Oliphant to his end in Dumfries.
Description:
Drypoint of an urban scene. Looking down a wide street. On the right a three-storeyed house shows its front and gable end. On the left, part of the front of another house can be seen.