Mungo Burton ARSA

  • Born : 1799
  • Died : 1882
  • Associate Elected : 22/01/1845

BIOGRAPHY

  • Born : 1799
  • Died : 1882
  • Associate Elected : 22/01/1845

RSA Obituary, transcribed from 1882 RSA Annual Report

It is with much regret that the Council have to record the death of one of the oldest Associates of the Academy, Mungo Burton, which occurred on the 1st of December 1882. Born at Colinton in 1799, he early displayed a taste for Art, his first professional efforts being likenesses in water-colour. His principal works in portraiture, however, were in oil, whilst occasionally he produced figure pictures of Scottish homely life. His amiability and kindliness secured for him the general esteem of his professional brethren.

The Council and Office-bearers were present at the funeral in their official capacity.