Burr - Genre Scene
John Burr (Scottish 1831-1893)
An unpretentious and humorous genre scene - probably an argument over a political article in the news paper - in a small Scottish town.
John Burr (1831 or 34 -1893) was born in Edinburgh; he starts his career at the age of fourteen, entered the Trustee's Academy in Edinburgh in 1853 and began exhibiting. In the year 1861, Burr moved to London and exhibited 18 works at the Royal Academy until 1882. He died in 1893 in relative obscurity.
Oil on canvas: 33 x 34 cm (13" x 13" 3/8)