About this artwork

Probably born in France around 1700, Delacour was working in London in the 1740s as a stage designer and the author of a series of books on rococo ornament. By the 1750s he was living in Edinburgh as Scotland's leading decorative painter and the stage designer for such popular works as John Hare's 'Douglas'. He died two years after this self-portrait was painted.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    William Delacour, d. 1767 (Self-portrait). First Master of the Trustees' Academy
  • date created:
    About 1765
  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • measurements:
    37.50 x 28.60 cm; Framed: 52.00 x 43.00 x 6.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1957
  • accession number:
    PG 1844
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • subject:
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