John Gibson Lockhart, 1794 - 1854, and Charlotte Sophia Scott, Mrs Lockhart, 1799 - 1837 (post-humous likeness). Son-in-law and biographer of Scott
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John Gibson Lockhart, 1794 - 1854, and Charlotte Sophia Scott, Mrs Lockhart, 1799 - 1837 (post-humous likeness). Son-in-law and biographer of Scott after 1838
  • Scottish Art
Biographer, essayist and reviewer John Gibson Lockhart married Sophia, the eldest daughter of the novelist Sir Walter Scott, in 1820. The couple lived on a cottage on Scott's estate at Abbotsford in the Borders. This double portrait seems to have been painted after Sophia's death in 1837 and may therefore be a memorial to their marriage. This would explain Sophia's dominance in the picture and the prominence given to her left hand, with her wedding ring at the forefront of the picture.

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  • Acc. No. PG 2672
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 76.80 x 64.80 cm (framed: 114.50 x 99.00 x 12.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1985