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Painting in oils titled 'The Haggis Feast' by Alexander Fraser

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Framed painting in oils titled 'The Haggis Feast' by Alexander Fraser, ARSA

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet who was born in Alloway Ayrshire, courted a Mauchline girl named Jean Armour (1767-1834), the daughter of a stone-mason. She and Burns were married in 1788 and had 9 children the last child being born on the day of Burns' funeral.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT278
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
118cm x 89cm
What:
Painting in oils titled 'The Haggis Feast' by Alexander Fraser
Subject:
With the Burns family at the table are their friends Douglas Graham seated opposite, Gavin Hamilton, owner of Mossgeil Farm, seated on the right and Mr & Mrs Cunningham.
Who:
Alexander Fraser (artist)
Robert Burns (poet)
Gavin Hamilton (Mauchline Laywer)
Douglas Graham (friend of the poet)
When:
1840's / 50's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
With the Burns family at the table are their friends Douglas Graham seated opposite, Gavin Hamilton, owner of Mossgeil Farm, seated on the right and Mr & Mrs Cunningham.
Description:
This painting in oils of 'the Haggis feast' is by Alexander Fraser, ARSA (1786-1860) and depicts the poet Robert Burns with his wife and four of their children gathered around a table upon which a Haggis is prominently placed.