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James Hogg, 1770 - 1835. Poet; 'The Ettrick Shepherd' 1830

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Over his gentlemen's clothes, Hogg has wrapped a shepherd's plaid and he holds a crook in his left hand. Hogg was born on a farm and worked as a shepherd until he established himself as successful writer. He had little formal education and shrewdly promoted himself as 'nature's genius'. He published poetry and prose, his most remarkable work probably being ' The Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, a terrifying novel which still influences contemporary Scottish writers.


  • Acc. No. PG 2718
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 127.00 x 101.60 cm (framed: 170.00 x 144.80 x 15.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1987