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Robert Burns; silhouette on paper in oval gilt frame

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Robert Burns: Silhouette on paper

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 was to write 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:
BMT88
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
11.5cm x 9.5cm
What:
Robert Burns; silhouette on paper in oval gilt frame
Subject:
It was presented to the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway by Mr. Gilbert Burns Begg, Motherwell; formerly in the possession of his grandmother, Isabella Burns Begg, youngest sister of the Poet.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
Samuel Boughton (artist)
When:
c 1820
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
It was presented to the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway by Mr. Gilbert Burns Begg, Motherwell; formerly in the possession of his grandmother, Isabella Burns Begg, youngest sister of the Poet.
Description:
This silhouette on paper is set in a gilt frame. It was drawn by Samuel Houghton. Noted on the reverse in the hand of Grace Burns Begg is the inscription 'Burns as Grandmother remembered him'.