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James Robertson Justice, 1907 - 1995. Actor
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James Robertson Justice, 1907 - 1995. Actor About 1955

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
James Robertson Justice is said to have tried over seventy professions. He fell into acting by accident, eventually becoming a household name in cinemas at home and abroad. He played his characters with customary grumpiness or, according to those who knew him well, as himself. The role of surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt in ‘Doctor in the House’ (1954) was his breakthrough performance. This was the first in a series of seven film comedies of which he became the figurehead. Justice considered Scotland his spiritual home. He had Scottish ancestry and although born in London, he maintained that he was born on the Isle of Skye. This drawing celebrates the actor as the bombastic eccentric, ardent falconer, and wearer of the Robertson tartan.


  • Acc. No. PG 3510
  • Medium Pen and ink on paper
  • Size (framed: 36.20 x 25.10 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 2007