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Photograph of Jean Armour Burns Brown with Henry Gamley

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Jean Armour Burns Brown, with her portrait bust, c 1920

Introduction:
Jean Armour Burns Brown was the great granddaughter of Robert Burns, descended through Robert Burns junior, the poet's eldest son. From the time she was a young woman she was said to bear an uncanny resemblance to her famous forebear.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
24
Project:
241:Robert Burns - People and Places
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
Image - length: 150 mm, width: 205 mm
What:
Photograph of Jean Armour Burns Brown with Henry Gamley
Subject:
In this photograph she is taken with her portrait bust and the sculptor, Henry Snell Gamley RSA. Both she and the sculptor have signed the mount. Her reputation as closely resembling Robert Burns will most likely have been the reason she was selected as the subject for this sculpture.
Who:
Jean Armour Burns Brown (1864-1937) (great grand daughter of Robert Burns) (representation)
Robert Burns (1759-1796) (descendant of)
Henry Snell Gamley RSA (sculptor) (representation)
When:
c 1920
Where:
Dumfries Museum, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
In this photograph she is taken with her portrait bust and the sculptor, Henry Snell Gamley RSA. Both she and the sculptor have signed the mount. Her reputation as closely resembling Robert Burns will most likely have been the reason she was selected as the subject for this sculpture.
Description:
Because of this she became something of a celebrity in her own right, touring in Scotland and North America. She was regularly invited to ceremonies and events associated with Robert Burns and occurs in many photographs from the 1890s onwards until her death in 1937.