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In Pictures: McGonagall exhibition

Nasmyth illustration

An exhibition featuring 36 paintings of infamous Scottish poet William McGonagall by Edinburgh artist Charles Nasmyth has opened in Dundee

Nasmyth exhibit

This illustration is for An Address to the Reverend George Gilfillan, McGonagall's first poem

Nasmyth illustration

Nasmyth created an imaginary scene featuring Sir Thomas Bouch, the engineer behind the first Tay Bridge, and Queen Victoria

Nasmyth illustration

The Tay Bridge Disaster was the inspiration for one of McGonagall's best-know works

Nasmyth illustration

McGonagall reflects on the enormity of the disaster alongside film star Marilyn Monroe

Nasmyth illustration

Nasmyth says McGonagall always felt that contempt for his verse was symptomatic of his audiences' addiction to strong drink

Nasmyth illustration

The poet fails to gain an audience with his monarch and walks all the way back to Dundee




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