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Robert Burns statuette

Introduction:
Throughout the 19th century the cult of Burns rose to huge proportions. Images derived from his work and of the poet himself were frequently used in domestic ornamentation and were to be found in most Scottish homes.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.132
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Plaster
Dimensions:
Height: 210 mm, diameter (base): 80 mm, width (maximum): 145 mm
What:
Bust, of Robert Burns
Who:
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (representation (after Alexander Nasmyth))
When:
1787 (date of original portrait)
Where:
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries & Galloway
Description:
This small plaster bust of Robert Burns is modeled on the famous original portrait by Alexander Nasmyth. The pedestal is engraved 'Burns'.