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