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Sir Walter Scott, Bart. (15 August 1771 - 21 September 1832) after Raeburn's portrait of 1822

£ 1,000

wearing a green coat, yellow waistcoat and black stock
Enamel, signed and dated 1881 on the reverse, set in the original fine chased ormolu frame within outer glazed wooden frame with velvet mount

Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, poet and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire.

William Bishop Ford was a specialist painter of miniature enamels, he was a pupil and assistant of William Essex, working and exhibiting prolifically in London.
More Information
Year                 1881
Medium                 Enamel on copper
Signed                 signed and dated 1881 on the reverse,
Provenance                 Christie's, 26 November 1986
Literature                 The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures, (Dublin, privately published, 2009) pp 6, 16 (#16) 67 (sitter #2)
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Condition                 Good
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