The Nith at Ellisland

Robert Burns and Jean Armour lived at Ellisland Farm between 1788 and 1791. The farm was located on the banks of the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway. This is 1 of 12 etchings by George Houston which form a series entitled Burns Country. The series depicts different sites around Ayrshire with which Burns was associated at various stages in his life. The series was published in May 1915 and was accompanied by text written by Houston's friend Neil Munro.   Munro wrote the following text to accompany this print:   A favourite evening walk of Burns was on a path which ran below his house and overhung the river. Its seclusion, its lovely sylvan vistas, its lown serenity contributed to moods of poetry; there was paced on it the measure of Tam o’ Shanter, and experienced the adorable anguish which found expression in Mary in Heaven.
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George Houston
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241 x 171mm
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