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Burns' Mausoleum: Church Yard of St Michael's, Dumfries, steel plate engraving

Period:
19th Century
Description:

A steel plate engraving of the Mausoleum built in Robert Burns memory in St Michael's Churchyard, Dumfries.

 

In the years following his death, Robert Burns' admirers came to believe that his simple grave was an insufficient memorial to the poet.  In 1813, John Syme formed a committee and launched an appeal to build a mausoleum in his memory.  One of the subscribers was the Prince Regent, later George IV.  After a public advertisement, over 50 designs were received and the plans of T F Hunt, a London architect were approved.  Burns Mausoleum became a place of pilgrimage for visitors to Dumfries.

Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
length 169mm, width 213mm
Source:
Robert Burns Centre
Accession number:
DUMFM:1984.8.2
Digital Number:
BCBN067n
Creation Date:
September 1815
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council