Portrait of William Wallace by Unknown Artist

Half-length portrait of William Wallace (1274-1305) dressed in armour, surrounded by a decorative border.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
89 x 122 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £20,000)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Wauchopes of Niddrie Marshall, Edinburgh; W P Wallace, Priory Lodge, Cheltenham; Sotheby's 1974; Sotheby's 2003 (unsold); private collector.

Venue details

Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Dumbarton Road, STIRLING Stirling FK8 2RQ 01786 471917 www.smithartgalleryandmuseum.co.uk

Entry details

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