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John Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode

circa 1820


Sir Henry Raeburn


04 Mar 1756 - 08 Jul 1823


Other Title

John Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode (1780-1866)


circa 1820

Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


128.6 x 102.7 cm canvas; 151.5 x 126.0 x 10.2 cm frame

Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Purchased with the William and Mary Farnsworth gift fund 1971

Accession number


Artist information

Sir Henry Raeburn

Works in the collection


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


John Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode, circa 1820, Gordon/Berwickshire/Scotland, By inheritance to his daughter Alicia Anne, Lady John Scott Spottiswoode (d 1900). By inheritance to her great nephew John Roderick Charles Herbert-Spottiswoode (1882-1946). Sold by him Sotheby's, London, 14 June 1933, no 84.

John Roderick Charles Herbert-Spottiswoode, pre 14 Jun 1933, London/England, Sold by him at Sotheby's London, 14 June 1933, no 84.

Leggatt Bros., London, 14 Jun 1933-pre 1971, London/England, Purchased at Sotheby's London, 14 June 1933 for ₤320. Possibly Lord Bruntisfield; again with Leggatt Bros, London, by 1971.

William and Mary Farnsworth, 1971, Australia, Gift of William and Mary Farnsworth 1971

Referenced in 7 publications


Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 161, illus p 161.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 149, no 1825.

David Mackie, Raeburn, life and art, unpub PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 1993.

Burlington Magazine, vol 62, no 363, 'Forthcoming sales – the Barrymore collection', London, Jun 1933, p xvii.

Scottish paintings in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981, illus np.

Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 1971, Sydney, 1971, pp 5, 11.

Catalogue of drawings and pictures of the Italian, Dutch and French schools..., London, 14 Jun 1933, p 21, no 84, illus opp p 21.