Walter Geikie

Show Jamie

About this artwork

James Beatson, a noted street character of the early nineteenth century, eked out his living by displaying beetles in bottles and a peepshow of small pictures inside a box viewed through magnifying glasses. ‘Show Jamie’ also featured in Geikie’s 'Etchings Illustrative of Scottish Life and Character' (1841) with a biography complied by the artist’s friend, Sir Thomas Dick Lauder. The National Galleires of Scotland have a full-length drawing and an oil sketch by Geikie of the same person (D 4716 and PG 3674).

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Walter GeikieScottish (1795 - 1837)
  • title:
    Show Jamie
  • date created:
    Unknown
  • measurements:
    12.50 x 10.00 cm; Framed: 27.00 x 30.20 x 5.70 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Long loan in 1980
  • accession number:
    NGL 012.80
  • gallery:
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Walter Geikie

Walter Geikie