About this artwork

Lockhart first met Sir Walter Scott in 1818 and married his daughter, Sophia, two years later. The close friendship of the two men was to result in his monumental ‘Life of Sir Walter Scott’ which appeared in 1838, six year's after Scott's death. Lockhart had earlier published a ‘Life of Burns’ (1828) and a number of novels, including ‘Adam Blair’ (1822), which was unusual for its time in its surprisingly graphic treatment of a sexual theme.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    John Gibson Lockhart, 1794 - 1854. Son-in-law and biographer of Scott
  • date created:
    About 1854
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    32.30 x 25.40 cm (framed: 51.30 x 44.40 x 6.50 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1952
  • accession number:
    PG 1588
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
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