Andrew Geddes, 1783 - 1844. Artist (Self-portrait)

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Andrew Geddes, 1783 - 1844. Artist (Self-portrait) about 1815


  • Scottish Art
This self-portrait was painted a few years after Andrew Geddes had given up his secure office job to become a portrait painter and print-maker. With its rich, glowing colours and bold rendering of different textures, the portrait demonstrates both the influence of the fashionable English painter, Sir Thomas Lawrence, and the young artist's natural gift for handling paint.

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An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.



  • Acc. No. PG 577
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 76.20 x 62.90 cm (framed: 97.50 x 85.00 x 9.00 cm)
  • Credit Bequeathed by the artist's widow to the National Gallery of Scotland 1877; transferred to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1898