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Framed and tinted engraving of 'The Auld Farmer's address to his auld mare mare Maggie'

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Framed and tinted engraving of 'The Auld Farmer's address to his auld mare Maggie' By J. Rodgers after J.M. Wright

Introduction:
Robert Burns at the age of 15 was doing a man's work in the fields. Burns's skill as a ploughman was said to be unsurpassed, attributed in no small part to his love for his horses which is clearly evident in the tender verses which this poem displays.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT1311
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
19cm x 16cm
What:
Framed and tinted engraving of 'The Auld Farmer's address to his auld mare mare Maggie'
Subject:
The artist has created a sympathetic scene to reflect the tenor of the poem but has omitted to take note of the season in which it was set.
Who:
J.M.Wright (artist)
Robert Burns (poet)
J. Rodgers (engraver)
When:
1800's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The artist has created a sympathetic scene to reflect the tenor of the poem but has omitted to take note of the season in which it was set.
Description:
This engraving by J Rodgers is based on the painting by J.M. Wright depicting the scene evoked by Burns's poem titled 'The Auld Farmer's New-Year morning salutation to his auld mare Maggie', 'on giving her the accustomed ripp of corn to hansel in the New-Year'. Written early in 1786.