James Byres and His Family by Franciszek Smuglewicz

The sitter was the principal antiquarian cicerone, or guide, to the English visitors to Rome.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
61 x 74 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,375 ( Total: £17,500; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1984
Vendor:
Christie's

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.

Provenance

Mrs Robert Tritton, Kent; sale Christie's, 1983.

Venue details

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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