Portrait of James Ferguson

Made:
1776-1786 in United Kingdom
artist:
Unattributed

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Painting. [James Ferguson (1710-1776)] / by artist unknown, [c1776 or later?]. Oil on canvas; 76x63.5cm. Portrait of the astronomer and science writer, WL seated in garret beside table, a telescope at the window, globe and writings beside him. Commemorative piece. Formerly attributed to Allan Ramsay, or David Allan. Reframed July 2000, 84.5x71.5x2cm

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1996-583
Materials:
oil paint on canvas and walnut veneer, gilt rebate trim
Measurements:
frame: 845 mm x 715 mm x 20 mm,
image: 760 mm x 635 mm
type:
portrait
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • oil painting - visual work
  • visual and verbal communication

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