The subject is portrayed three-quarter length, seated in an armchair in a black coat with silk knee-breeches.

He faces front and points with his left hand to an architect's table, on which rest books and papers. There has, however, been a question mark over whether the portrait is of the architect Robert Adam or of an Ayrshire gentleman.

Provenance

W.A.Coats; the Earl of Inchscape.




Exhibitions at Aberdeen Art Gallery

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