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Painting of Tam O'Shanter being pursued by Nannie

Organisation
Royal Museums Greenwich
Type
Disposal
Date posted
18.12.2019
Object Description

Acrylic painting of Tam O'Shanter on his horse (Maggie), being chased by Nannie as crossing bridge over a river. Nannie is grabbing tail of Maggie in left hand, Tam looking back towards Nannie. Lightning in the sky. Kirk on fire in background (left) - another witch and beast flying out of the inn. Framed canvas in ornate wooden frame, dark stained wood.

The painting depicts the story of Nannie from Robert Burns poem 'Tam O'Shanter'. It likely after Abraham Cooper and may be by John Munday, Curator, Keeper and Librarian at the National Maritime Museum and an artist who made copies of works in the Museum's collection.

Contact

Stephen Goddard
sgoddard@rmg.co.uk
020 8312 6527
Park Row
Greenwich
LONDON
SE10 9NF
United Kingdom

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