Sir James Bain (1817 - 1898)

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Sir James Bain (1817 - 1898) probably 1870s
  • Scottish Art
This is probably an early compositional study for a of Lord Provost Bain which Daniel Macnee painted for the City of Glasgow in 1878. It shares similarities with a pen and ink sketch of Bain in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (PG 1687). Following the death of the painter Graham Gilbert in 1866, Macnee enjoyed a virtual monopoly of major portrait commissions in the West of Scotland.


  • Acc. No. NG 1822
  • Medium Oil on millboard
  • Size 35.20 x 25.20 cm (framed: 40.80 x 29.20 x 2.10 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1935