1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set

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1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
Exceptionally rare historical framed memorabilia group related to the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796).

Circular etching of Burns' portrait mounted over a thistle leaf and a patch of his hair.

Inscribed in ink:

From the thistle near his grave.

Fragments from a lock of his hair: taken from his coffin when it was opened in 1834. Given to me by his son my friend Lt. Col. J Glencairn Burns 1855.

The backing paper of the hair is inscribed: From the skull of Robert Burns

James Glencairn Burns (1794-1865) was the 8th son of Robert Burns, served with the East India Company.

Provenance: purchased from an Oxford private collection of a gentleman along with a quantity of Georgian and Victorian historical documents; acquired in the late 1940s from an estate sale in Cheltenham.

Size: framed 30 x 22.5 cm; visible etching 14.5 cm diameter.

Condition: The mount with some dirt and discolouration, the etching with some scratches and rubbed, the frame chipped and scratched with flaking paint, split to the backing wooden board.

1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set
1855 Robert Burns Memorabilia Set