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An Auld Man Shall Never Daunton Me.
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 1/8 x 8 5/8in. (18.1 x 21.9cm) Sheet (height x width): 11 3/16 x 8 5/8in. (28.4 x 21.9cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: An elderly bald man and a young woman stand in the interior of a room, apparently a kitchen. The man's right hand is on the woman's shoulder and she raises her left hand to ward him off. He wears a jacket, vest, shirt, and stock. She wears a plaid cap and dress with a separate bodice and striped skirt. Plates, a large jar, and a jug are on shelves behind them. A two-handled crock is on a table at the left.
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: "AN AULD MAN SHALL NEVER DAUNTON ME. / For a' his meal and a' his maut, / For a' his fresh beef and his saut,' / For a' his gold and white monie, / An auld man shall never daunton me. / To daunton me and me so young, / Wi his fause heart and flattering tongue, / That is the thing you ne'er shall see: / For an auld man shall never daunton me. / Burns' Songs." On verso: In pencil, upper right: "#465 / 500"; lower right: "Dwr 10"; old and new accession numbers inscribed in pencil, upper center.
Object Number: 1995.182.18
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