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Framed engraving of 'Robert Burns' in style of Nasmyth

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Framed copy of 'Robert Burns' in style of Nasmyth

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's' National Poet was born in a small thatched Cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period of time the farmer poet composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died of heart disease in Dumfries aged 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT668
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
42cm x 54cm
What:
Framed engraving of 'Robert Burns' in style of Nasmyth
Subject:
The picture was originally commissioned to illustrate the Edinburgh edition of the Poets' works; however it was never used for this purpose.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
Alexander Nasmyth (artist)
When:
1800's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The picture was originally commissioned to illustrate the Edinburgh edition of the Poets' works; however it was never used for this purpose.
Description:
The picture Robert Burns painted in the style of Alexander Nasmyth, the original of which appears in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. Burns sat for this portrait for Nasmyth in Edinburgh in 1787 and is said by many to have been the only true likeness of the Poet that was ever reproduced.