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LATE 18th CENTURY PORTRAIT OF DR JAMES PERRY (D.1824), SURGEON, ABERDEENSHIRE: SCOTTISH SCHOOL

A fine oil on canvas oval head and shoulders portrait of the surgeon Dr James Perry, wearing a dark buttoned coat and with his hair worn naturally; held within a period giltwood frame. Stylistically the canvas bears similarities to the work of Alexander Nasmyth (Scottish, 1758-1840)
ALEXANDER NASMYTH was born in Edinburgh and he studied at the Royal High School and the Trustees’ Academy under Alexander Runciman. At the age of sixteen he attracted the attention of Allan Ramsay, who brought him to London and employed him on the subordinate portions of his works. Nasmyth returned to Edinburgh in 1778, and was soon largely patronized as a portrait painter. In 1782 he travelled to Italy, where he remained two years and upon his return he painted the portrait of Robert Burns, now in the Scottish National Gallery.

PROVENANCE: Private Collection, Surrey

Details:

SIZE: 30 x 26 inches framed

Circa: 1820

 

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