• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 163

    Henry Hoppner Meyer (1782-1847), after Abraham Cooper

    Tam O'Shanter

    Price Realised  


    Henry Hoppner Meyer (1782-1847), after Abraham Cooper
    Tam O'Shanter
    mezzotint on laid paper, good impression with narrow margins on three sides, trimmed to image along top edge, published by S.Knight, London, 1814
    S. 21 x 23 3/8in. (53.3 x 59.4cm.)

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    Written in 1790, Tam o' Shanter is considered to be one of Robert Burns' finest poems. It tells the story of a man who stayed too long at a public house and witnessed a disturbing vision on his way home.

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