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One vignette woodcut of Burns' seal

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in Alloway, Ayrshire the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer Poet wrote 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:
BMT229.02
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Wood
Dimensions:
6.5cm x 3.5cm
What:
One vignette woodcut of Burns's seal
Subject:
The woodcut is on display in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
Bewick (artist & engraver)
When:
1800
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The woodcut is on display in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway.
Description:
This vignette woodcut, one of a set of four by Bewick was first used for the first edition of the Liverpool edition of Burns' works in 1800 and subsequent editions. This woodcut was used in volume 1 of the set of 4 books.