About this artwork

The sitter's husband was twice Lord Provost of Edinburgh. His portrait, the companion to this and painted at the same time, belongs to Edinburgh City Art Gallery and shows Stuart at a writing table holding a book and a letter. Mosman was a native of Aberdeen, where he taught drawing, geometry, perspective and architecture at the Kings' and Marischal Colleges.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Elizabeth Drummond, Mrs James Stuart
  • date created:
    Dated 1740
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    82.00 x 66.70 cm (framed: 102.4 x 87.00 x 7.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Presented by M V Erskine Stuart 1930
  • accession number:
    NG 1752
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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William Mosman

William Mosman