© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt
replica by John Graham Gilbert Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1829
43 in. x 33 in. (1092 mm x 838 mm)
Given by the artist's widow, 1867
- John Graham Gilbert (1794-1866), Scottish painter and art collector. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 553
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 251
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 440
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