About this artwork

Eckford Lauder studied under Sir William Allan, Sir Walter Scott’s preferred illustrator. Baron Bradwardine’s legal adviser Bailie McWheeble features in Waverley (1814), the first of Scott's internationally famous series of Waverley Novels. The clutter of accessories is reminiscent of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish interior scenes of scholars or philosophers. Lauder’s highly finished style drew complimentary comparisons with the work of Gerrit Dou.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Bailie Duncan McWheeble at Breakfast (from Scott's 'Waverley')
  • date created:
    Dated 1854
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    67.30 x 50.20 cm (framed: 89.00 x 71.00 x 8.50 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Lady Dawson Brodie 1903
  • accession number:
    NG 915
  • gallery:
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James Eckford Lauder

James Eckford Lauder