© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Paton Thomson, after Alexander Nasmyth Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1798
14 3/4 in. x 12 1/2 in. (376 mm x 316 mm) plate size; 15 1/8 in. x 12 3/4 in. (385 mm x 325 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1964
- Robert Burns (1759-1796), Poet. Sitter associated with 11 portraits.
- Alexander Nasmyth (1758-1840), Painter and scientist. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Paton Thomson (circa 1750-after 1821). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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