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  • Henry Mayo Bateman
Sir Harry Lauder, 1870 - 1950. Comedian 1915

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
The music-hall star Harry Lauder was sometimes blamed for creating a commercial image of the kilted Scot, but he was a much-loved man and a hugely successful perfomer. Typically dressed in fantastic tartans and holding a crooked stick, he interspersed his songs, such as ' I Love a Lassie' and 'Roamin' in the Gloamin', with comic patter. This caricature captures not only the distinctive costume, but also the vibrant energy of this tiny figure.

Glossary Open


A portrait with the facial features exaggerated for comic or satirical effect.



  • Acc. No. PG 2202
  • Medium Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper
  • Size 29.10 x 30.20 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1972