About this artwork

The eccentric and patriotic 11th Earl of Buchan founded the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1780. The Society's purpose was to safeguard national heritage, preserving artefacts and archaeological material relevant to Scottish history. Its collections now form part of the holdings of the Royal Museum of Scotland. The Earl commissioned this drawing from Brown along with portraits of all the other founder members of the Society.

  • title:
    David Steuart Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan, 1742 - 1829. Antiquary
  • accession number:
    PG 3596
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  • materials:
    Pencil on paper
  • date created:
    1781
  • measurements:
    127.60 x 102.20cm (framed: 65.40 x 28.57 x 2.540 cm)
  • credit line:
    Gifted by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 2009
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

John Brown

John Brown