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William McTaggart

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William McTaggart, by Walker Hodgson, 1892 -NPG 4041(2) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William McTaggart

by Walker Hodgson
Black chalk and watercolour on cream wove paper, 1892
15 1/4 in. x 12 1/2 in. (390 mm x 315 mm)
NPG 4041(2)

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Signed, inscribed and dated in black chalk lower right: ‘WH. / Broomieknowe N.B. Mar. 22. 92’;
and inscr. faintly in pencil bottom left: ‘Wm McTaggart RSA.’

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In 1892 McTaggart was 58 and living at Dean Park, Broomieknowe, and Hodgson travelled there to make the portrait. This was also the year of McTaggart’s self-portrait, Oak Leaves in Autumn, a rare exercise in self-examination for this artist.

See NPG collection 4041(1–5)

Carol Blackett-Ord

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Quarter-length to left, looking to left, tam-o’-shanter cap, necktie held by ring, flower in buttonhole.

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Personal Service League 1934; purchased from Appleby Bros., Dec. 1957.

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