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Illustrations of Burns
Illustrations of Burns
Artist:
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood-engraving And Letterpress Printed In Blue Ink
Dimensions:
17.7 x 24.9 cm (image); 19.1 x 25.6 cm (sheet)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.32914
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Four small illustrations of works by Robert Burns plus one showing his portrait atop a drawing of his birthplace. The drawing of "Death and Dr. Hornbook" shows a kilted Scot face to face with a kilted skeleton carrying a trident and a scythe. The one for "Address to the Diel" has a man speaking to an assortment of demons and their victim, all in the midst of fire. "Halloween" shows half a dozen family members celebrating before their fireplace; stool, bucket, other household objects are vaguely seen in the otherwise dark room. The "Tam o' Shanter" illustration shows Tam on his horse at the moment when he gives himself away by roaring out "Weel-done Cutty-sark"" at the demon dancers, thus putting an end to his vision. (Virginia K. Anderson 03/11/94)

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”