Item NMC/1829A - Portrait of John Murdoch

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Portrait of John Murdoch


  • c1850 (Creation)

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Oil portrait, quarter length, of John Murdoch, a Master at Glasgow School of Art from 1848 until his death in 1854.  Sitter is clean shaven, wearing a black bow tie and white winged collar shirt and dark jacket against a dark background. No visible signature of artist or identifying label on frame; donor believes that it may be a self portrait.

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Given to GSoA by Peter Lamberton of Sheffield, a member of the Murdoch family, in November 2017, along with a pencil self portrait of John Murdoch, NMC/1829B, and some family information from contemporary correspondence

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Oil on canvas in gilded wood and plaster frame

Dimensions: 950 x 850 x 70 mm (in frame)

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NMC/1829B, pencil sketch self portrait of John Murdoch.

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GB 1694 NMC/1829A

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition


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