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Auld Lang Syne. Plate 2.
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): 8 x 8 1/8in. (20.3 x 20.6cm) Sheet (height x width): 17 3/8 x 12 7/8in. (44.1 x 32.7cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: Two men sit in chairs at a table in an interior room, probably in a tavern. Both wear Scottish caps, jackets, vests, shirts, and ties, and both hold glasses in their left hands. Their right hands are clasped. A basket, two flagons, a small condiment horn, and a sheet of paper are on the table. Two pots are on a cupboard in the left background. A bottle is in a basket suspended from the ceiling at the far right.
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: "AULD LANG SYNE. / Plate 2. / For auld lang syne my dear, / For auld lang syne / We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet / For auld land syne. / Burns' Songs." Verso: Inscribed in pencil, lower right: "Dwr 10"; old and new accession numbers inscribed in pencil, lower right.
Object Number: 1995.182.3
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