Robert BurnsIn his Cottage composing 'The Cotters Saturday Night'...
London Published Nov. 1. 1836, by Hodgson & Graves, Printsellers to her Majesty, 6, Pall Mall [& in Edinburgh]. Printed by R. Lloyd.
Engraving on india paper, title in open letters. 560 x 410mm, 22 x 16". Laid on conservation tissue
Fictitious portrait of Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), poet. Burns shot to fame in 1786 with 'Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect' and the 'Scots Musical Museum' (1787) which contains some of his best-known songs. Burns was celebrated for using his personal experience of rustic subjects and local Scots dialects; Wordsworth wrote of 'Him who walked in glory and in joy/ Behind his plough, upon the mountainside.' After Sir William Allan (1782 - 1850), President of the Royal Scottish Academy.
See NPG D32438.
[Ref: 23424] £120.00