Robert Burns

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Robert Burns, by Alexander Nasmyth, circa 1821-1822 (1787) - NPG 46 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Burns

by Alexander Nasmyth
oil on canvas, circa 1821-1822 (1787)
16 in. x 11 1/2 in. (406 mm x 292 mm)
Given by John Dillon, 1858
Primary Collection
NPG 46


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  • Robert Burns (1759-1796), Poet. Sitter associated with 10 portraits.

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  • Alexander Nasmyth (1758-1840), Painter and scientist. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Nasmyth, a landscape artist, painted the first version of this portrait in 1787. He was commissioned to make this copy by George Thomson, a collector of Scottish songs, in 1820.

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