Sir David Brewster
- Extended catalogue entry
Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue
Sir David Brewster
by Sir John Watson-Gordon
50 in. x 39 3/4 in. (1270 mm x 1010 mm)
Inscriptionback to top
Signed and dated (lower right): Sir John Watson Gordon/R.A. & P.R.S.A. Pinxit/1864
This portraitback to top
This portrait was painted shortly before Gordon's death, and was the last work he completed.
Referenceback to top
National Gallery, Millbank: Catalogue of the British School (1929), p 141.
Physical descriptionback to top
Blue eyes, grey hair. Dressed in a dark green stock, white shirt, dark brown coat and yellow jewelled stock-pin. Seated in a red armchair, holding a pair of spectacles in one hand, and a green object (spectacle case?) in the other. Background colour very dark brown.
Provenanceback to top
The artist; presented by his brother, Henry Gordon, to the National Gallery, 1865, and subsequently transferred.
Exhibitionsback to top
SKM, 1868 (484).
This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, 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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