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Etching of Robert Burns

Introduction:
An etching of Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), by the artist Robert Bryden (1865 - 1939). It is based on the original portrait by Alexander Nasmyth. The etching has be restored and framed and is now part of the collection of the North Ayrshire Museum.
Image Rights Holder:
North Ayrshire Council Museums Service
Ref:
SATAM:2002:0043
Project:
675:Treasures: North Ayrshire Council
Material:
Paper, glass, wood
Dimensions:
52 x 56 x 2cm
Subject:
Robert Bryden was one of Ayrshire's most celebrated artists. He was born in Coylton and worked mainly in Ayr. Bryden specialised in bronze and wood carving. His bronze portraits of William Wallace and Robert Bruce may be seen at Ayr Town Hall.
Who:
Robert Burns (subject of etching)
Robert Bruce (portrait in Ayr)
Robert Bryden (artist)
When:
1759 to 1796 (life span of Robert Burns)
1865 to 1939 (life span of artist)
Where:
North Ayrshire Heritage Centre
Background:
Robert Bryden was one of Ayrshire's most celebrated artists. He was born in Coylton and worked mainly in Ayr. Bryden specialised in bronze and wood carving. His bronze portraits of William Wallace and Robert Bruce may be seen at Ayr Town Hall.
Description:
The etching shows the head and shoulders of the poet and is signed by the artist. Robert Burns is the world's most popular poet. Since his lifetime over two thousand editions of his works have been published and more than nine hundred biographical volumes written.