The painting depicts a scene from Robert Burns' poem ' Willie Brew'd A Peck O' Maut'. It was painted by an associate of Willie Nicol of Laggan, Nithsdale, the hero of the poem and a friend of Burns. Burns' son William Nicol Burns was named after him. It shows a dark indoor scene with three men, including Burns and Nicol around a table. Burns holds a pipe and points to a crescent moon outside the window. On the table is a punchbowl, serving jug, ladle, three glasses and a pipe. Nicol gave the painting to Burns as a gift in 1793 and it remained in his possession until his death. It was presented to the Royal Burgh of Dumfries by the Earl of Roseberry DSO MC in 1942.
|Year||1793-01-01 - 1793-12-31|
|Subject Terms||poetry, Robert Burns|