Reverend Robert Walker by Sir Henry Raeburn bone china mug
Bone china mug featuring, wrapped around the body of the mug the artwork, Reverend Robert Walker (1755 - 1808) Skating on Duddingston Loch, by Sir Henry Raeburn, part of the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
This serene skater as he glides across the ice, looks effortless, is thought to be the Reverend Robert Walker, minister of the Canongate Kirk and a member of the Edinburgh Skating Society. Usually meeting on frozen lochs this skating club was the oldest of it’s kind in Britain.
Sir Henry Raeburn was a Scottish portrait painter and Scotland's first significant portrait painter since the Union to remain based in Scotland. He served as Portrait Painter to King George IV in Scotland. This small painting by Raeburn is quite unlike other portraits as it shows a figure in action rather than seated.
Printed on the base of this mug the artwork title, artist name and Scottish National Gallery logo.