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Framed engraving of Robert Burns by Charles Heath with coloured background

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Framed engraving of Robert Burns by Charles Heath

Introduction:
Robert Burns was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire, the son of a market gardener. In 1786 after the first publication of his poems, Burns travelled to Edinburgh to arrange for the printing of a second volume of his poems. He stayed in Edinburgh most of that winter.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT1290
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
11cm x 16cm
What:
Framed engraving of Robert Burns by Charles Heath with coloured background
Subject:
Burns sat for Nasmyth in Edinburgh during the winter of 1786/7 when the original of this portrait was produced. It now hangs in the National Galleries of Scotland.
Who:
Alexander Nasmyth (artist)
Robert Burns (poet)
Charles Heath (engraver)
When:
Mid 1800's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Burns sat for Nasmyth in Edinburgh during the winter of 1786/7 when the original of this portrait was produced. It now hangs in the National Galleries of Scotland.
Description:
This engraving of the Nasmyth bust portrait of Robert Burns has been set in a frame of scrolled leaves and fruits with the title 'Burns' by engraver Charles Heath. It has been coloured in with a green and gold background. Date is unknown but probably mid 1800's.