William Smellie, 1740 - 1795. Printer, naturalist and antiquary
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William Smellie, 1740 - 1795. Printer, naturalist and antiquary 1780 - 1799
  • Scottish Art
This drawing is a copy of a portrait by George Watson in the collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (PG 3559). William Smellie was a printer and antiquarian, and was the first editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He was also a good friend of Robert Burns.

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  • Acc. No. D 2547
  • Medium Oil on paper
  • Size 29.00 x 23.20 cm
  • Credit William Findlay Watson Bequest 1881