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Sir David Brewster

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1830-8 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Forster Bequest

  • Museum number:

    F.87:4

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 71, box B

Physical description

Portrait of Sir David Brewster.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1830-8 (made)

Artist/maker

Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing

Object history note

Between 1830 and 1838 Maclise contributed portraits of 'illustrious literary figures' to Fraser's Magazine, which were published under the pseudonym of Alfred Croquis. The V&A owns a set of 24 of the original drawings (F.87:1-24).

Descriptive line

Alfred Croquis (Daniel Maclise, R.A.), portrait of Sir David Brewster, natural philosopher. Pencil on paper, mid-19th century.

Materials

Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Philosophers; Portraits

Categories

Drawings; Portraits; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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