The sitter was the principal antiquarian cicerone, or guide, to the English visitors to Rome.
James Byres and His Family by Franciszek Smuglewicz, c. 17751778
© Scottish National Portrait Gallery
- Oil on canvas
- 61 x 74 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £4,375 ( Total: £17,500; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
He was a colourful and opinionated character. Here, he points to a map of Italy with his sister Isabella on left. The portly figure on right is his partner Christopher Norton. The elderly couple in the centre are his parents.
Mrs Robert Tritton, Kent; sale Christie's, 1983.