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Framed goplin gravure of 'Burns in Edinburgh 1787'

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96), Scotland's National Poet was born in Alloway, Ayrshire, and during a short lifetime he composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died aged 37 years in Dumfries of heart disease. Burns spent 2 winters in Edinburgh where he published the Edinburgh editions of his poems.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT542
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
55cm x 78cm
Subject:
The original painting is by Charles Martin Hardie ARSA and this photogravure was executed in Paris by Groupil & Cie. The artist took great trouble to create authentic likenesses of the celebrity guests attending this literary gathering and their names are printed at the bottom of the picture.
Who:
Duchess of Gordon (society lady in Edinburgh)
Robert Burns (poet)
Charles Martin Hardie ARSA (artist)
When:
1800's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The original painting is by Charles Martin Hardie ARSA and this photogravure was executed in Paris by Groupil & Cie. The artist took great trouble to create authentic likenesses of the celebrity guests attending this literary gathering and their names are printed at the bottom of the picture.
Description:
While in Edinburgh Burns attended many poetical gatherings in the noble households of the city. One in particular was that of the home of the Duchess of Gordon which is seen depicted in the painting. She is seen with Burns in the foreground of the painting and she was recognized as the queen of society.