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Portrait of Robert Burns ascribed to Sir Henry Raeburn

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Painting in oils of Robert Burns ascribed to Sir Henry Raeburn RA

Introduction:
Robert Burns, the Scottish Poet, was born in Alloway, on 25th. January 1759 in a small thatched cottage which was built by his father William Burnes a market gardener at the time. Robert who became a farmer left a legacy of songs, poems and letters to become Scotland's greatest poet dying at the early age of 37.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT291
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25cm x 30cm
What:
Portrait of Robert Burns ascribed to Sir Henry Raeburn
Subject:
This is one of many spurious portraits which have been ascribed to well known artists working in Scotland in Burns's time, in this instance to Sir Henry Raeburn R.A.
Who:
Sir Henry Raeburn RA (artist)
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
c 1800's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
This is one of many spurious portraits which have been ascribed to well known artists working in Scotland in Burns's time, in this instance to Sir Henry Raeburn R.A.
Description:
This painting of Robert Burns is ascribed to Sir Henry Raeburn (1756-1823) the prominent Scottish artist. This portrait is untypical of the poet as he is depicted with long dark flowing locks.