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Drypoint of Mossgeil by George Houston

Introduction:
Mossgeil Farm was where the Burns family lived from 1784 to 1788. Here it was that Burns wrote the finest of his early poetry and produced the famed Kilmarnock Edition of 1786.
Image Rights Holder:
North Ayrshire Council Museums Service
Ref:
41
Project:
964:0
Material:
paper, ink
Dimensions:
245 x 172mm
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)
Robert Burns (inspiration for the artwork)
George Houston (artist)
When:
1915 (publication of artwork)
1786 (publication of Kilmarnock Edition)
1784 - 1788 (Burns family lived at Lochlea)
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 agricultural scene. The farm building gable end is facing the artist. It is surrounded by trees and faces onto a field. Further fields can be seen in the distance.