Peter Howson

Norman Macfarlane, Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, born 1926. Businessman

About this artwork

Businessman Norman Macfarlane is the founder of the successful Macfarlane (Clansman) Group. He established the business after the Second World War, with his £200 army gratuity. In 1987 he became Chairman of United Distillers, and today is Honorary Life President of the company. In addition to his business interests, Lord Macfarlane has also played a prominent role in support of the arts in Scotland. He is depicted wearing the imposing robes of a Knight of the Thistle, which occupy three quarters of the painting.

  • title:
    Norman Macfarlane, Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, born 1926. Businessman
  • accession number:
    PG 3171
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1999
  • measurements:
    121.90 x 91.40 cm (framed: 141.70 x 111.00 x 8.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Commissioned by the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland and presented to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1999
  • copyright:
    © Peter Howson. All rights reserved, DACS 2018.

Peter Howson

Peter Howson