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.
Portrait of the Rev Principal Nicoll by Sir Henry Raeburn, 1814
© Museum of the University of St Andrews, MUSA
- Oil on canvas
- 210 x 150 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,500 ( Total: £5,000; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Private treaty sale through Philips, Edinburgh.
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