Andrew Lang, 1844 - 1912. Poet and writer
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Andrew Lang, 1844 - 1912. Poet and writer 1885
  • Scottish Art
This Scottish writer's versatility and output - he was a poet, art critic, historian, translator of Homer and anthropologist - convinced some of his contemporaries that 'Andrew Lang' must be the collective pen-name of a whole group of scholars. A distant cousin of Robert Louis Stevenson, he is often mistaken for him. While Stevenson was terminally ill with tuberculosis, Lang's 'fatigued' look in this portrait is likelier to be a fashionable posture. Alongside scholarly books, Lang published several popular collections of fairy-tales.

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  • Acc. No. PG 1206
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 111.80 x 86.30 cm (framed: 145.00 x 120.00 x 7.00 cm)
  • Credit Bequeathed by Mrs Andrew Lang 1933