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David Livingstone, 1813 - 1873. Missionary and explorer 1864

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
David Livingstone was one of the great Christian missionaries of the nineteenth century, and fought the slave trade in Africa throughout his life with great dedication. His journey from coast to coast and his discovery of Victoria Falls made him Britain's national hero. This is the most successful portrait of Livingstone, taken in his sisters' house in Hamilton in 1864. The cap on the table is his 'Consul's cap', symbolising his authority as a consul-on-the-move in the Zambezi expedition (1858-1864).


  • Acc. No. PGP 74.2
  • Medium Carbon print
  • Size 36.90 x 30.20 cm
  • Credit Gift by T & R Annan and Sons, 1930