Highland Mary

Thomas Faed RA, 1826-1900

Exhibited 1856

Source: The Faed Gallery, p. 12

"By far the most interesting of the rustic beauties whom the genius of Burns has immortalized is Mary Campbell, the object of the deepest passion of his life, and the inspirer of some of the loveliest songs he ever wrote. His acquaintance with her began when he was in his twenty-third year, and while he was living at Mossgiel with his brother." [The commentary in the Faed Gallery continues below.]

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