Half-length portrait of William Wallace (1274-1305) dressed in armour, surrounded by a decorative border.
Portrait of William Wallace by Unknown Artist, 1661, c. 17201730
© Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
- Oil on canvas
- 89 x 122 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £20,000)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
Produced as part of a decorative scheme, probably to be hung above a fireplace or doorway, as an expression of the owner's patriotism.
Wauchopes of Niddrie Marshall, Edinburgh; W P Wallace, Priory Lodge, Cheltenham; Sotheby's 1974; Sotheby's 2003 (unsold); private collector.
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