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Miniature (Brooch) of Robert Burns in colours, framed in silver by Nasmyth

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Miniature (Brooch) of Robert Burns in colours, after Alexander Nasmyth

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer poet composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died in Dumfries of heart disease aged only 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT82
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Metal & paper
Dimensions:
5.5cm x 4.5cm
What:
Miniature (Brooch) of Robert Burns in colours, framed in silver by Nasmyth
Subject:
The miniature is on display in Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
Alexander Nasmyth (artist)
When:
Early 1800's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The miniature is on display in Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway.
Description:
The miniature on display is framed in silver after the style of Alexander Nasmyth, the famous Scottish artist.