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Framed engraving of the Burial of Burns,25th. July 1796

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Framed engraving the scene of Burns' Funeral

Introduction:
The Poet Robert Burns spent the last years of his life in Dumfries where he was employed as an Excise officer by the Government. Due to the effects of rheumatic fever as a child and the hardships of farming he died of heart disease (endocarditis) at the early age of 37.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT644
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
25cm x 20cm
What:
Framed engraving of the Burial of Burns,25th. July 1796
Subject:
Engraving by William Forest after William E. Lockhart RSA. This copy was presented to the Burns Monument Trustees in 1895.
Who:
W.E. Lockhart (artist)
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1895
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Engraving by William Forest after William E. Lockhart RSA. This copy was presented to the Burns Monument Trustees in 1895.
Description:
The engraving depicts the funeral procession of the Poet from the Tollbooth to St. Michael's Churchyard in Dumfries. This was a military burial and was attended by over 10,000 mourners. Sadly on this very day Burns' widow Jean was at home giving birth to their ninth child Maxwell.