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Framed engraving of 'The Banks )'Doon'

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Framed engraving 'The Banks O'Doon'

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National poet wrote a wealth of songs and poems including his great comic tale 'Tam 0'Shanter' set in Alloway, only half a mile from his birthplace, The poem features the ruined Kirk Alloway and the nearby Brig 0'Doon which was built about the 14th. Century.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT1277
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
19cm x 14cm
What:
Framed engraving of 'The Banks )'Doon'
Subject:
Today to the left of the picture there is located the Burns Monument and Gardens which were built in 1824 by public subscription to honour the memory of Ayshire's son who has become renowned around the world.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
Early 1800's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Today to the left of the picture there is located the Burns Monument and Gardens which were built in 1824 by public subscription to honour the memory of Ayshire's son who has become renowned around the world.
Description:
This engraving possibly drawn in the early 1800's shows the River Doon spanned by the Brig 0'Doon which flows into the Firth of Clyde only one mile away. The river was also immortalized by Burns in his famous song 'Ye Banks and Braes 0' Bonie Doon'.