Sir James Hall of Dunglass by Angelica Kauffman

Half-length portrait of Sir James Hall (1761-1832) painted in Rome during Hall's scientific study trip.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
70 x 50 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £30,069; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1995
Vendor:
Mrs E Jackson

The portrait shows the young scientist neatly but not extravagantly dressed, his hair arranged fashionably but not foppishly. The most striking aspect of the portrait is his expression of concentration and thought. It is the portrait of a young man of genius who, in the next few years, was to help revolutionise geological studies.

Venue details

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

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