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Robert Burns

Statuette of Robert Burns

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Throughout the 19th century the cult of Burns rose to huge proportions.  Images derived from his life and work, and of the poet himself were frequently used in domestic ornamentation and were to be found in most Scottish homes.

 

This small plaster bust of Robert Burns is modelled on the famous original portrait by Alexander Nasmyth, painted in 1787.  The pedestal is engraved 'Burns'.

Materials/Media:
plaster
Dimensions:
height 210mm, width 145mm, diameter (base) 80mm
Source:
Robert Burns Centre
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.132
Digital Number:
BCBN030n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council