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Dugald Sutherland MacColl (1859-1948), Critic, painter and gallery director

Sitter associated with 7 portraits
An accomplished watercolourist, MacColl is best remembered as a writer and lecturer on art. As such he was one of the foremost advocates in Britain of the French Impressionists, paying their work serious attention as art critic of the Spectator and the Saturday Review and in his authoritative book, Nineteenth Century Art, of 1902. Energetic and self-confident, MacColl later combined art journalism with a career as keeper of the Tate Gallery and, after the retirement of Sir Claude Phillips, the Wallace Collection.

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