About this artwork

This self-portrait was painted a few years after Andrew Geddes had given up his secure office job to become a portrait painter and print-maker. With its rich, glowing colours and bold rendering of different textures, the portrait demonstrates both the influence of the fashionable English painter, Sir Thomas Lawrence, and the young artist's natural gift for handling paint.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Andrew Geddes, 1783 - 1844. Artist (Self-portrait)
  • date created:
    About 1815
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    76.20 x 62.90 cm (framed: 97.30 x 84.80 x 8.90 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by the artist's widow to the National Gallery of Scotland 1877; transferred to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1898
  • accession number:
    PG 577
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  • depicted:
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Andrew Geddes

Andrew Geddes