George Jamesone, 1589/1590-1644. Portrait painter (Self-portrait)

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George Jamesone, 1589/1590-1644. Portrait painter (Self-portrait) about 1633


  • Scottish Art
The smaller of two self-portraits in the collections by George Jamesone, this work depicts the artist without the occupational tools of a palette and set of brushes. Jamesone has portrayed himself in a manner similar to portraits he painted of his patrons - the merchants and academics of his hometown of Aberdeen and the nobility of the north-east. The portrait was restored by the painter John Alexander, the artist's great-grandson.

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A hand-held board on which a painter lays out and mixes the colours he or she is using. By extension it is used to describe the range of colours employed by an artist.


The support given to artists by an individual or organisation, usually through buying or funding their work.

Palette , Patronage


  • Acc. No. PG 592
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 11.38 x 9.13 in.; 28.90 x 23.20 cm
  • Credit Given by the Hon. Hew Dalrymple 1900