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John Stuart Blackie

(1809-1895), Classical scholar and teacher

Sitter in 14 portraits
John Stuart Blackie was a Scottish scholar. He was born in Glasgow, was educated at the New Academy and afterwards at the Marischal College in Aberdeen. After a period travelling in Europe he took a law degree at the University of Edinburgh and joined the Scottish Bar. In 1839 Blackie was appointed Professor of Humanity at Marischal College, Aberdeen and in 1860 he was appointed to the Chair of Greek at the University of Edinburgh. At Edinburgh he became a charismatic teacher and a popular lecturer on many subjects. His death was the occasion for a national day of mourning, and his funeral stopped the city of Edinburgh in its tracks.

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John Stuart Blackie, by Somerled Macdonald - NPG 2670

John Stuart Blackie

by Somerled Macdonald
oil on canvas, 1890-1895
NPG 2670

John Stuart Blackie, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x990

John Stuart Blackie

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x990

John Stuart Blackie, by John Moffat - NPG x989

John Stuart Blackie

by John Moffat
albumen carte-de-visite on paper mount, 1860s
NPG x989

John Stuart Blackie, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax39862

John Stuart Blackie

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax39862

John Stuart Blackie, by George Charles Wallich - NPG x197073

John Stuart Blackie

by George Charles Wallich
albumen carte-de-visite, 1867?
NPG x197073

John Stuart Blackie, by W. & D. Downey - NPG x197072

John Stuart Blackie

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870s
NPG x197072

John Stuart Blackie, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x22233

John Stuart Blackie

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1890-1895
NPG x22233

John Stuart Blackie, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG Ax5481

John Stuart Blackie

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1890
NPG Ax5481

John Stuart Blackie, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Eglington & Co - NPG x5170

John Stuart Blackie

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1890
NPG x5170

John Stuart Blackie, by Duncan Macara - NPG x137557

John Stuart Blackie

by Duncan Macara
albumen cabinet card, circa 1890
NPG x137557

John Stuart Blackie, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x197249

John Stuart Blackie

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, circa 1890
NPG x197249

Various writers, historians and philanthropists, by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139908

Various writers, historians and philanthropists

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139908

John Stuart Blackie, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax15992

John Stuart Blackie

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax15992

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John Stuart Blackie

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG x991

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