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Painting, oil, (Jean Armour Burns)

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Jean Armour Burns

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 known.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.229
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Oil on canvas; wood (frame)
Dimensions:
Image - length: 535 mm width: 435 mm
What:
Painting, oil, (Jean Armour Burns)
Subject:
This portrait of Jean Armour Burns shows her in later life.
Who:
Jean Armour Burns (1765 - 1834) (representation)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (representation (of his wife, Jean Armour Burns))
When:
Early 19th century (if painted from life)
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
This portrait of Jean Armour Burns shows her in later life.
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.