Sir John Baptiste de Medina, 1659 - 1710. Portrait painter (Self-portrait)
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Sir John Baptiste de Medina, 1659 - 1710. Portrait painter (Self-portrait) about 1698
  • Scottish Art
John de Medina set up a studio in London around 1686 and was soon rivalling that other foreign-born portait painter, Sir Godfrey Kneller. In 1694 he moved to Edinburgh, having been persauded by his aristocratic Scottish clients in London to paint their wives and families back home. In this self-portrait Medina presents himself as he would one of his distinguished sitters, wearing a large full wig and swathed in an elegant cloak.

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  • Acc. No. PG 1555
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 77.20 x 63.50 cm (framed: 96.00 x 83.60 x 6.80 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1950