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Three vignette woodcuts used in 'the Works of Robert Burns'

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Three vignette woodcuts used in The Works of Robert Burns'

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National Poet was born in Alloway, Ayrshire the son of a market gardener who feud 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer Poet wrote a wealth of songs and poems. He died in Dumfries of heart disease at the early age of 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT229.01
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Wood
Dimensions:
Average size of each 6.5 x 3.5
What:
Three vignette woodcuts used in 'the Works of Robert Burns'
Subject:
The woodcuts are on display in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway, Ayrshire.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
Bewick (artist & engraver)
When:
1800
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The woodcuts are on display in the Burns Cottage Museum in Alloway, Ayrshire.
Description:
The three (of a set of four) were by Bewick and used in the first Liverpool edition of the 'The Works of Robert Burns' in 1800 and subsequent editions. The woodcuts depicting various aspects of nature featured in the Poet's works were used in volumes 2, 3 and 4.