Portrait of Alexander Dalrymple
- Art Funded
- 91.4 x 71.1 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £15,000 (Total: £137,500; Export stopped)
- Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd
It is the only known painted portrait of him. It is thought to have been painted in the family home at Newhailes by the Edinburgh portraitist Seton and show Dalrymple in his East India Company's sea-officer's uniform. Seton became known for his accomplished studies of Edinburgh high society and this is a relatively early work in his wide output.
? Sir David Dalrymple of Newhailes; Isaac Swainson, 1952; HS Cowper Essex, 1950s; Leger Galleries Ltd; Harry Zucker Esq; Alan Bond Collection, 1988; Nevill Keating Pictures Ltd. This work was vetted by the Art Loss Register in 2008.