National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #589
Subject/Title:
Nicol, Reverend Francis, D. D.
Artist:Raeburn, Sir Henry 1756-1823
Date Created:1810
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:36.5 X 32
Image Dimensions:28 X 23
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:11/18/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description:Head and shoulders of Rev. Nicol whose hair is gray/white down to ear lobe and smooth across top of his head. Brown eyes - Unusual set of mouth with top lip dipping. He is wearing a dark grey coat with collar open showing same colored tunic. White shirt barely shows above the tunic. His nose is rather prominent and has a slight curve - ruddy cheeks.
History of Work:Sir Henry Raeburn was known as the painter of British Royalty. He also painted the well-known "Boy with a Rabbit." He was Scottish and considered frank and honest. He was knighted by King George IV.
Notes:Principal of United College of St. Andrews

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