About this artwork

John Smith was the fourth laird of Craigend, Stirlingshire, and a member of the firm of Leitch and Smith, West India Merchants. His portrait was probably painted in the later 1780's, just after Raeburn came back from Italy. The Smith family had occupied Craigend as 'kindlie tenants', under the Montroses for many years, until it was purchased by Robert Smith about 1670. The estate eventually passed out of the family in 1851.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    John Smith of Craigend (1739 - 1816)
  • date created:
    Probably painted before 1790
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    75.00 x 63.50 cm (framed: 93.40 x 82.00 x 11.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1911
  • accession number:
    NG 1027
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Sir Henry Raeburn

Sir Henry Raeburn