Talks & Lectures | Scottish Portraiture 1644–1714, David and John Scougall and Their Contemporaries

Artist and art historian Carla van de Puttelaar speaks about her book Scottish Portraiture 1644-1714. It is the first in-depth study on this little-researched area of Scottish art history.

In her lecture she talks about Scottish painters David Scougall (1625–1685), his son John Scougall (1657–1737) and their contemporaries. She also looks at the legal community in which the Scougalls were embedded, as well as about the extended group of sitters and their social, economic, and family networks.

This talk was originally broadcast live and is followed by responses to audience questions.


Carla van de Puttelaar (1967, Zaandam, The Netherlands) is an artist and art historian. She holds a PhD in Art History from Utrecht University (2017). In 1996, she graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Since then, her photographic work has gained worldwide recognition, and has been exhibited and published extensively. Her skills as a photographer were an important asset in producing the illustrations with which her publication is so lavishly furnished.

Talks & lectures

Talks & lectures

21 April 2023