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Sir David Baird, 1st Bt

1 of 40 portraits by Sir John Watson-Gordon

Sir David Baird, 1st Bt, by Sir John Watson-Gordon, circa 1825 -NPG 2195 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sir David Baird, 1st Bt

attributed to Sir John Watson-Gordon
circa 1825
49 1/2 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1257 mm x 1003 mm)
NPG 2195

Physical descriptionback to top

Three-quarter-length standing holding papers, black suit with brass buttons, white neckcloth; scanty white hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion, serious expression, aged c.70.

Provenanceback to top

Baird family at Fern Tower, Crieff; Lieut.-Commander Evelyn Culme-Seymour, RN, from whom bought by the NPG in 1928. The vendor believed it to be by Raeburn but the attribution to Watson-Gordon, which seems reasonable, was put forward by James Caw, Director of the National Gallery of Scotland (letter 20 June 1928 in registered packet in NPG archive 2195).


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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