Sir John Steell, 1804 - 1891. Sculptor

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Sir John Steell, 1804 - 1891. Sculptor Painted 1832
  • Scottish Art
Presenting this portrait of the famous sculptor to the Scottish National Gallery in the year after his death, his daughter wrote, “It was painted in 1832 by his friend Robert Scott Lauder RSA and is a good likeness”. In 1838 he was appointed Sculptor in Ordinary by Queen Victoria and he is best known for his statue of Sir Walter Scott for the Scott Monument in Edinburgh.


  • Acc. No. PG 2042
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size Oval: 21.10 x 17.30 cm
  • Credit Given by Miss Steell to the National Gallery of Scotland; transferred 1964