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Burns & His Highland Mary.
1830-1840
Printer:Printed by D. W. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1830 - 1840
Publisher:Published by D. W. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1830 - 1840
Lithography; printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 1/4 x 8 5/16in. (18.4 x 21.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 11 5/8 x 8 5/16in. (29.5 x 21.1cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: A young man and a young woman sit side by side on a bank. He wears a jacket, a striped vest, a shirt, and stock. She wears a long blouse with a low neckline over a striped skirt. His left arm is around her waist and his right hand is on his heart. Grass, ferns, and trees are in the background.
Subject Note: The son of a farmer, Robert Burns was born in Alloway, Scotland on 25 January 1759. Although poor, he read widely, and by 1781, had begun to write poetry. His Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, were an immediate success when they were published in 1786. He died at Dumfries, Scotland on 21 July 1796 at the age of 37.
Inscription: Recto: Lithographed title beneath image: "BURNS & HIS HIGHLAND MARY. / The golden hours, on angel wings, / Flew o'er me and my dearie; / For dear to me as light and life, / Was my sweet Highland Mary! / O pale pale, now those rosy lips, / I aft hae kiss'd sae fondly! / And clos'd for aye the sparkling glance / That dwelt on me sae kindly! / Burns Songs." In pencil, lower left: "DRAWER 10 #14". Verso: In pencil, upper right: "#465/500"; lower right: "Dwr 10"; old and new accession numbers inscribed in pencil, upper center.
Object Number: 1995.182.24
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