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Drypoint of Burns' House, Mauchline by George Houston

Introduction:
Here Robert Burns and Jean Armour first made their home by renting a room in 1788. At that time it was owned by Archibald Meikle, a tailor, nick-named Baldy Muckle in the town.
Image Rights Holder:
North Ayrshire Council Museums Service
Ref:
43
Project:
964:0
Material:
ink, paper
Dimensions:
173 x 249mm
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)
Archibald Meikle (owner of house)
George Houston (artist)
Jean Armour (wife of Burns)
Robert Burns (inspiration for artwork)
When:
1915 (year of publication)
1788 (Burns rents room in 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 showing an urban scene. Looking down a close from a wider street, half of a gable end can be seen. A two storey house with large sash windows.