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Sir Daniel Macnee (1806-1882), Portrait painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 8 portraits
Sir Daniel Macnee was first employed making anatomical drawings and then painting snuff boxes at Cumnock, Strathclyde. At the age of about nineteen, he moved to Edinburgh to work for the engraver William Home Lizars, at the same time studying painting at the Trustees' Academy. He returned to Glasgow in 1830 and began to paint fancy heads and genre scenes, as well as portraits. Macnee was clever at catching a good likeness, and he soon gained popularity as a portrait painter. He rapidly built up a successful practice, contributing regularly to Glasgow and Edinburgh exhibitions, as well as to the Royal Academy in London, where his exhibited pictures were mainly portraits of Scottish worthies.

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John Ramsay McCulloch

by Sir Daniel Macnee
oil on canvas, exhibited 1840
NPG 677

2446

John Phillip

attributed to Sir Daniel Macnee
watercolour, gouache and oil
NPG 2446

292

Douglas William Jerrold

by Sir Daniel Macnee
oil on canvas, 1853
NPG 292

D34649

John Bartholomew Gough

by Edward Burton, printed by Macglashan (Macglashon) & Wilding, published by Scottish Temperance League, after Sir Daniel Macnee
mezzotint, 1855
NPG D34649

D32000

Samuel Bough

by James Faed, after Sir Daniel Macnee
mezzotint, 1879 (1878)
NPG D32000

D32001

Isabella Bough (née Taylor)

by James Faed, after Sir Daniel Macnee
mezzotint, 1879
NPG D32001

D40336

John Pollock

by Edward Burton, printed by Macglashan (Macglashon) & Wilding, after Sir Daniel Macnee
mezzotint, 1854
NPG D40336

D38862

James Wellwood Moncreiff, 1st Baron Moncreiff of Tulliebole

by Thomas Lewis Atkinson, published by Henry Graves & Co, after Sir Daniel Macnee
mezzotint, published 2 September 1872
NPG D38862

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