Scottish domestic and historical painter. Studied with Archer-Shee, and Gros in Paris. Worked in Edinburgh, Rome, Lisbon, Oporto, and Manchester. Won a prize in the competitions for the Westminster Hall decorations. Exhib. at the RA 1824-1861, and at the BI and SS. Subjects: 'Cartoon for ceiling at Muir House', 'Richard II Giving the Charter to the Goldsmiths' Company', 'Circassians Reconnoitring Polition', etc.