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Drawing - Soldier in a tam o' shanter

Soldier in a tam o' shanter

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1825-70 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Forster Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 35

Physical description

Sketch in pencil of a male figure in a tam o'shanter. Beside this is another sketch of a rooftop with chimneys. On the reverse is a drawing of the Vale of Avoca.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, drawn)


ca. 1825-70 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil drawing


Height: 14 cm Mount window, Width: 8.2 cm Mount window, Height: 23 cm Size of sheet, Width: 32 cm Size of sheet

Descriptive line

Drawing by Maclise. Sketch of a soldier in a tam o' shanter, facing left. Beside this is a sketch of a rooftop with chimneys and a window. Sketch of the Vale of Avoca on reverse.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Exhibited in Mount 1 of a pillar stand of thirty frames, containing three hundred and ninety drawings and sketches in pencil, pen and ink, and colour - figures, landscapes, etc. There are also seven by other hands (aside from Maclise) - Calderon, T.S. Cooper, Cope, Herbert, and Landseer, all R.A., F. Danby, A.R.A., and G. Cattermole.

These drawings and sketches include the following celebrated persons, amongst whom were several more of the Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters: C.J. Apperley, Sir Egerton Brydges, Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Lord Lytton), G. Cattermole, Sir Alexander Cockburn, Joshua Cristall, Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield), M. Faraday etc.





Subjects depicted

Tam; Soldier




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