James Archer, R.S.A.


The Parting of Burns and Highland Mary


Oil on canvas


Signed with monogram (lower right), also signed and inscribed on an old label on the reverse ‘Burns and Highland Mary/by James Archer R..’


36 ⅛ x 28 in. (91.5 x 71 cm.)


Painted 1858


Robert Younger, Baron Blanesburgh (1861-1946).

Bequeathed by above to the Royal Caledonian Schools.

Sold by them, Christie’s, London, 25-26 July 1974, 2nd day, lot 214, (bt Hartnoll & Eyre, 600gns).

With Roy Miles Fine Paintings, London by 1978.

With The Fine Art Society, London.

Forbes Magazine Collection, New York, acquired from the above in 1980.

Christie’s, London, The Forbes Collection of Victorian Pictures and Works of Art,

20 February 2003, lot 355 (as The Betrothal of Burns and Highland Mary and suggested date c.1881).

Private collection (purchased from the above sale).

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