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Framed engraving of Robert, eldest son of the poet Robert Burns by G. Cook

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Framed and tinted engraving of Robert, eldest son of the poet Robert Burns

Introduction:
Robert, son of the poet, first went to live at Mossgeil, but spending his early life in Dumfries being educated at Dumfries Academy. He married Anne Sherwood in 1808 and had a daughter Elizabeth born in 1812. Working in London in the Stamp Office of the Treasury until 1833 when he retired back to Dumfries.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT1270
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
20cm x 27cm
What:
Framed engraving of Robert, eldest son of the poet Robert Burns by G. Cook
Subject:
The poet's eldest son Robert was one of twins born on Sept 3rd 1786 to Jean Armour in Mauchline while Burns was living at Mossgeil Farm. Young Robert's twin Jean died aged 15 months. The painting shows young Robert at the age of 9, he lived to the age of 71.
Who:
Jean Armour (mother)
Robert Burns (poet)
Anne Sherwood (wife of Robert Burns jnr)
Robert Burns jnr (son of poet)
When:
1785
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The poet's eldest son Robert was one of twins born on Sept 3rd 1786 to Jean Armour in Mauchline while Burns was living at Mossgeil Farm. Young Robert's twin Jean died aged 15 months. The painting shows young Robert at the age of 9, he lived to the age of 71.
Description:
This framed engraving is by G. Cook of Robert, eldest son of the poet Robert Burns. It is from a 'Kerry Miniature' which may suggest the artist to be Alexander Reid for whom the Poet sat in 1795, which coincides with the 'Bagatelle 1795' note on the engraving. The engraving was published by David Wilson of Glasgow.