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Burns in James Sibbald's Circulating Library

Johnstone, William Borthwick, 1856, Oil painting
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Burns in James Sibbald's Circulating Library
Burns in James Sibbald's Circulating Library
Burns in James Sibbald's Circulating Library
Burns in James Sibbald's Circulating Library
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Burns in James Sibbald's Circulating Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh
This image is reproduced by kind permission of the Edinburgh Booksellers' Society. The painting is currently on loan to the Writers' Museum.

Robert Burns is depicted in James Sibbald's library in Edinburgh with some of the literary figures of the day including a young Walter Scott. From left to right, the people in the library are: Dr Blair, Henry MacKenzie, Burns, Alex. Nasmyth, David Allan, Abysinnian, Bruce, Lord Monboddo, Miss Burnett, Sibbald, Dr Ferguson and Walter Scott.
1856
Writers' Museum