'Burns Monument'

Date:
1839 
Creator:
Patrick C. Auld, creator 
Object Number:
3.8136

Summary

This painting in oils by Patrick C. Auld shows Burns Monument from a viewpoint on the South bank of the river Doon. It is depicted without the New Alloway Kirk present, built in 1858, and includes both the old and new brigs o' Doon, the old ruined Alloway Kirk and Burns Cottage in the distance.

The painting is one of two he is known to have produced of this subject and is interesting for the inclusion of the distant view of the Isle of Arran seen above the span of the New brig O' Doon. Whether all these features were truly visible from this spot at the time is doubtful.

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