About this artwork

This portrait is one of a set, all by William Aikman, depicting the eight members of the Worthy Club. The Worthies met weekly, initially above the Old House Tavern in Leith, and then at Newhall House, south of Edinburgh. Fellow members included Aikman himself and the poet, Allan Ramsay senior. Aikman also included in this series the landlady of the tavern, Mrs Forbes.

Updated before 2020

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William Aikman

William Aikman