About this artwork

Although spending time in both the regular army and militia, Francis Grose is best known as an antiquarian, compiling a number of volumes on the subject. He met the poet Robert Burns in 1789, who suggested that Grose include Allloway Kirk in his Scottish Antiquities. Grose agreed, on the condition that Burns provide a witchcraft story to go with the drawing. This story later developed into the famous Scots poem, Tam O’Shanter.

Henry Bryan Hall

Nathaniel Dance

Henry Bryan Hall

Nathaniel Dance