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Painting, oil, (Jean Armour Burns)

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Jean Armour Burns (1)

Introduction:
Jean Armour was born in 1765, the daughter of a master mason of Mauchline. She first met Robert Burns at Mauchline in 1784, after his family had settled at Mossgiel, near to the town. The actual date of their marriage is not know.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.406
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Oil on canvas; wood (frame)
Dimensions:
Image - length: 735 mm, width: 610 mm; frame - length: 920 mm, width: 790 mm
What:
Painting, oil, (Jean Armour Burns)
Subject:
This portrait of Jean Armour Burns shows her in 1822 when she sat for the artist, John Alexander Gilfillan. It was painted by T Corson-Morton in 1915 from the original which is now in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Who:
Jean Armour Burns (1765 - 1834) (representation)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (representation of his wife, Jean Armour Burns)
T Corson-Morton (artist, from an original by J A Gilfillan)
John Alexander Gilfillan (artist, the original version was painted from life in 1822 and is now in Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
When:
1915
1822 (date of original portrait)
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
This portrait of Jean Armour Burns shows her in 1822 when she sat for the artist, John Alexander Gilfillan. It was painted by T Corson-Morton in 1915 from the original which is now in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Description:
They had nine children, only three of whom survived into adulthood. After Robert Burns' death in 1796, Jean continued to live in the family home in Burns Street, Dumfries. She remained there until her own death in 1834.