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Framed engraving by William Giller titled 'Robert Burns' after Charles Hancock, 1853

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Framed engraving titled 'Robert Burns' by William Giller

Introduction:
Robert Burns, was born in Alloway, on 25th. Jan. 1759 son of a market gardener. He became a working farmer himself in Mauchline after toiling in his fathers fields from a young age. In 1788, he married Jean Armour and had 9 children of whom only 3 survived into adulthood.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT530
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
37cm x 48cm
What:
Framed engraving by William Giller titled 'Robert Burns' after Charles Hancock, 1853
Subject:
This stylized engraving shows the poet in an unlikely garb for the agricultural task of managing a plough on an Ayrshire farm.
Who:
William Giller (engraver)
Robert Burns (poet)
Charles Hancock (artist)
When:
1853
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
This stylized engraving shows the poet in an unlikely garb for the agricultural task of managing a plough on an Ayrshire farm.
Description:
This engraving by William Giller based on a painting by Charles Hancock in 1853, shows Robert Burns standing beside a plough with two horses having a break. The quotation 'and stood with his hand on the plough and his heart with the Muse' is appended.