Attributed to Sir John Watson Gordon (1788-1864)
Lot 38 Details
Attributed to Sir John Watson Gordon (1788-1864), Scottish
PORTRAIT OF A MAN (SAID TO BE A PORTRAIT OF SIR WALTER SCOTT)
Oil on canvas; given to Sir John Watson Gordon and titled “Sir Walter Scott” on the old nameplate
30" x 25" — 76.2 x 63.5 cm.
Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto as “Attributed to Sir John Watson Gordon”;
Private Collection, Toronto
See Julian Halsby and Paul Harris: “The Dictionary of Scottish Painters 1600-1960”, p. 79
Sir John Watson Gordon was a most successful mid-19th century portrait painter. President of the Royal Scottish Academy, his earliest and most famous of sitters was Sir Walter Scott. It has been long believed that Scott was the sitter for this painting.