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What Can a Young Lassie Do wi' an Auld Man?
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 7/8 x 8 5/16in. (20 x 21.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 7/8 x 8 5/16in. (27.6 x 21.1cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: An elderly man is seated in an armchair in the interior of a room, apparently a bedroom. He wears a nightcap, a jacket, a striped vest, and a shirt. A young woman stands beside him with her back to him. She wears a bonnet, dress with a laced bodice, an apron, and a shawl. A bed with bed curtains is behind her. At the left, a bottle, a cup, and a glass are on a table. A wooden box is mounted on the wall. A pulley and counterweight are above it.
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: "WHAT CAN A YOUNG LASSIE DO WI' AN AULD MAN? / He hams and he hankers, he frets and he cankers, / I never can please him, do a' that I can; / He's peevish and jealous of a' the young fellows: ? O, dool on the day I met wi' an auld man. / Burns' Songs." Verso: Inscribed in pencil, upper right: "#465/500"; lower right: "Dwr 10"; old and new accession numbers inscribed in pencil, upper center.
Object Number: 1995.182.20
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