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The Gentle Shepherd Act II scene 3 "And Yonders Mause: ay ay she kens fu' well"
aquatint and etching
CRE ALLAN, David; (Scottish; 1744-1796) PUB Watt and Baillie, Leith
ink on paper
26.4 x 20.7
s. "D.Allan invt et Aq tint. fect"; inscr. "For Watt and Baillie Publishers and Stationers, Leith 1 June 1808"
In 1788 David Allan published a set of 12 aquatint plates illustrating Allan Ramsay's pastoral comedy, 'The Gentle Shepherd'. This is the 4th plate. Robert Burns (1759-96) was very much impressed by Allan's illustrations, and described him as 'the only artist who had hit genuine pastoral costume'.
ILLUSTRATION : SCOTLAND : FIGURE : FARM : OLD WOMAN : SPINNING : TARTAN : BACKYARD : PICTURESQUE : WITCH : GENTLE SHEPHERD : PASTORAL COMEDY : CAT : ERRAND : BAULDY :