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Drypoint of Ellisland by George Houston

Introduction:
Burns took up the lease of Ellisland in 1788 and lived here until 1791. He worked hard at this farm; building walls, clearing dykes and constructing a home. He also switched from arable farming to dairy.
Image Rights Holder:
North Ayrshire Council Museums Service
Ref:
45
Project:
964:0
Material:
paper, ink
Dimensions:
172 x 246mm
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:
George Houston (artist)
Neil Munro (collaborator)
Robert Burns (inspiration for artwork)
When:
1915 (date of publication)
1788 - 1791 (Burns stay at Ellisland)
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 a farm scene. A farmyard with chickens searching for food. Farm buildings surround the yard with trees in the background. Agricultural implements are also visible.