John Burnet 1784-1861



John Burnet began his artistic training as the apprentice of the the engraver Robert Scott, which was then followed by time at the Trustees Academy. Following this, Burnet moved to London and became an established painter of portraits and landscapes.08 and 1862.


He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and with the Society of British Artists, and provided engraved illustrations for editions of Robert Burns’s poems and Walter Scott’s Waverley novels.