Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, 1852 - 1936. Writer and traveller
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Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, 1852 - 1936. Writer and traveller 1891

On Display PORTRAIT GALLERY

  • Scottish Art
This dramatic bronze bust, with its magnificent whiskers, suggests the exuberant dynamism of the sitter - the writer, radical politician and traveller Cunninghame Graham. He travelled extensively in Europe, North and South America and North Africa, his devotion to Latin America earning him the nickname 'The Gaucho.' In Argentina, a city was named 'Don Roberto' in his honour. He was an ardent supporter of Scottish home rule and was elected the first President of the National Party of Scotland.

Glossary Open

Bust

Sculpted portrait consisting of the head and the top of the shoulders.

Bust

Details

  • Acc. No. PG 1468
  • Medium Bronze
  • Size Height: 68.50 cm
  • Credit Presented by Rear Admiral A.B. Cunninghame Graham 1945