BURNS, ROBERT (1759-1796, poet) PORTRAIT BY WILLIAM WALKER (1791-1867) AND SAMUEL COUSINS (1801-1887
Lot 21
BURNS, ROBERT (1759-1796, poet) PORTRAIT BY WILLIAM WALKER (1791-1867) AND SAMUEL COUSINS (1801-1887) AFTER ALEXANDER NASMYTH (1758-1840),
Sold for £1,320 (US$ 2,050) inc. premium

Lot Details
BURNS, ROBERT (1759-1796, poet)
PORTRAIT BY WILLIAM WALKER (1791-1867) AND SAMUEL COUSINS (1801-1887) AFTER ALEXANDER NASMYTH (1758-1840),
mezzotint, head and shoulders, signed in pencil by Cousins in the lower margin, marked 'Private Plate', in an oval, dated December 1830 and noted as being 'from the original Picture of the same size in the Possession of Mrs Burns Painted by Alexr Nasmyth in 1787', very full margins, extremely fine, 24¼ x 20 in (61.6 x 50.8 cm).

Footnotes

  • EXHIBITED: Cheltenham Literary Festival, Faces and Places, 1982.

    Nasmyth remarked of this plate that it was a 'more true & lively resemblance' than his own picture.
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