Portrait of Thomas Allan by John Watson Gordon

Seated at a desk, he wears a dark coat with white shirt, collar and cuffs.


Oil on canvas
75 x 62 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £20,000)
Acquired in:
American private collection

He holds a book with a finger inserted to mark his place. On the desk to his right is a collection of minerals.


By family descent to Lt Col K D Allan; his sale, Sotheby's 25 May 1955, lot 127; Private collection, USA

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