Martin Beisly Fine Art

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James Archer, R.S.A. 


The Parting of Burns and Highland Mary


Oil on canvas

36⅛  x 28 in. (91.5 x 71 cm.)

Signed with monogram lower right

On an old label on the reverse signed and inscribed “Burns and Highland Mary/by James Archer..’


Robert Younger, Baron Blanesburgh (1861-1946);

Bequeathed by above to Royal Caledoninan Schools;

Christie’s, London, 26 July 1974, lot 214;

Purchased at this sale by Hartnoll & Eyre for 600gns;

With Roy Miles, London by 1978;

With Fine Arts Society;

Purchased from them in 1980 by the Forbes Magazine collection, New York;

Their sale, Christie’s, London, 20 February 2003, lot 355;

Private collection.