Robert Scott Lauder

John Gibson Lockhart, 1794 - 1854, and Charlotte Sophia Scott, Mrs Lockhart, 1799 - 1837 (post-humous likeness). Son-in-law and biographer of Scott

About this artwork

Biographer, essayist and reviewer John Gibson Lockhart married Sophia, the eldest daughter of the novelist Sir Walter Scott, in 1820. The couple lived on a cottage on Scott's estate at Abbotsford in the Borders. This double portrait seems to have been painted after Sophia's death in 1837 and may therefore be a memorial to their marriage. This would explain Sophia's dominance in the picture and the prominence given to her left hand, with her wedding ring at the forefront of the picture.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    John Gibson Lockhart, 1794 - 1854, and Charlotte Sophia Scott, Mrs Lockhart, 1799 - 1837 (post-humous likeness). Son-in-law and biographer of Scott
  • date created:
    after 1838
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    76.80 x 64.80 cm (framed: 112.50 x 99.50 x 14.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1985
  • accession number:
    PG 2672
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Robert Scott Lauder

Robert Scott Lauder