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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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Dugald Sutherland MacColl

by Alphonse Legros
silverpoint, 1897
NPG 4857


Group associated with the New English Art Club

by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
pencil, black chalk (or charcoal), pen, ink and watercolour, circa 1904
NPG 6345


Dugald Sutherland MacColl

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax46155


Dugald Sutherland MacColl

by George Charles Beresford
dry-plate glass negative, 1906
NPG x6625