David Daiches, b. 1912. Critic and author
© Joyce Gunn Cairns

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David Daiches, b. 1912. Critic and author 1999
  • Scottish Art
A literary critic, cultural historian and poet, David Daiches is one of Scotland's most distinguished writers. His academic career took him to the United States, where he taught at Cornell and Chicago Universities, and to Cambridge and Sussex, before he returned to Edinburgh, the city in which he grew up. Described by the poet Hugh MacDiarmid as ' the foremost living authority on our literature', he has written pioneering re-evaluations of Burns, Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. He has also published works on Prince Charles Edward Stuart, Scotch whisky and the monuments of Glasgow and Edinburgh. This searching drawing is one of a series made by Gunn-Cairns


  • Acc. No. PG 3169
  • Medium Pencil and red chalk on paper
  • Size 55.80 x 76.20 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1999