Portrait of the Rev Principal Nicoll by Sir Henry Raeburn

This full-length portrait shows Nicoll (1770-1835) seated by a table with books, as the collector of the Ministers' Widows Fund for which he was an active campaigner.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
210 x 150 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,500 ( Total: £5,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
Phillips de Pury

In 1814, Raeburn became a Royal Academician, and in 1822 when George IV made his historic visit to Scotland, the artist was knighted. He died a year later, having achieved supremacy in Scotland as the foremost portraitist of his age.

Provenance

Private treaty sale through Philips, Edinburgh.

Venue details

Museum of the University of St Andrews, MUSA 7A The Scores, ST ANDREWS Fife KY16 9AR 01334 461660 www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa

Entry details

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