Janet Hamilton Sculpture Trail by Jane Hyslop, 1993

Lino woodcut commissioned by Monklands District Council to commemorate the “Langloan Poet”. The Janet Hamilton Memorial Fountain by West End Park can be seen near the bottom left.

Museum reference:
NLC-1999-768
Date:
1993
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
1795 - 1873 · poet: Hamilton, Janet · Langloan, Coatbridge, Scotland · 19th century poet Janet Hamilton (1795 – 1873) came from a working class Lanarkshire family. An avid reader of Shakespeare, Milton and Burns among others, she began writing verse in her twenties. By this time she had settled in Langloan in the parish of Old Monkland. Hamilton married in 1809 and spent two decades bringing up her ten children, only returning to writing in her fifties. Despite coping with blindness for eighteen years the “Langloan Poet” produced poetry in Scots and English, plus recollections of her youth in rural Scotland and essays for Cassell’s Working Man’s Friend. Janet Hamilton (1795 – 1873) came from a working class Lanarkshire family. An avid reader of Shakespeare, Milton and Burns among others, she began writing verse in her twenties. By this time she had settled in Langloan in the parish of Old Monkland. Hamilton married in 1809 and spent two decades bringing up her ten children, only returning to writing in her fifties. Despite coping with blindness for eighteen years the “Langloan Poet” produced poetry in Scots and English, plus recollections of her youth in rural Scotland and essays for Cassell’s Working Man’s Friend.
Dimensions:
height: 870mm
width: 1000mm
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