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James Thomson, 1700 - 1748. Poet

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James Thomson, 1700 - 1748. Poet 1720

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This portrait is one of a set, all by William Aikman, depicting the eight members of the Worthy Club. The Worthies met weekly, initially above the Old House Tavern in Leith, and then at Newhall House, south of Edinburgh. Fellow members included Aikman himself and the poet, Allan Ramsay senior. Aikman also included in this series the landlady of the tavern, Mrs Forbes.


  • Acc. No. PG 331
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 56.10 x 43.90 cm (framed: 71.50 x 59.30 x 7.80 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1891