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.


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.

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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