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Title Alexander Walker, LLD
Collection Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Artist Legros, Alphonse (French painter, sculptor, printmaker, 1837-1911)
Date 1880
Description Alexander Walker has been painted in profile, facing left. He is bearded and wears a skull-cap. The outline of the upper torso, and some basic details, have been loosely painted in, but they appear unfinished in comparison to the face and head; the torso is the same colour as the plain brown background.
Current Accession Number ABDAG002502
Former Accession Number 80.1.1
Subject portrait (Walker, Alexander)
Measurements 54.9 x 43.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Alphonse Legros 1880.
Principal Exhibitions Aberdeen Artists Society,1890, cat. no. 16.
Notes

Inscribed on a plaque at the lower edge of the frame: 'Alex Walker esq. President, Mechanics Institute, 1878-1885 painted in one hour, in the Song School by Professor Legros before the art scholars and 500 others, January, 1880'

Rights Owner Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Author Jennifer Melville
 

 

 

 

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