The sitter was a prosperous Scottish merchant based at Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Recent research has re-established the sitter as a key informer and Jacobite supporter in the years preceding Bonnie Prince Charlie's invasion of Britain.


By descent to the sitter's son, who married Elizabeth Seton of Touch; by family descent at Touch House, Stirling, until 1928; with Spink & Son; Mrs Harrie G Carnell, by whom bequeathed in 1944 to the Dayton Art Institute, USA; by whom de-accessioned

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