John Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode
Sir Henry Raeburn
04 Mar 1756 - 08 Jul 1823
John Spottiswoode of Spottiswoode (1780-1866)
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
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Unknown, Leggatt Bros., London 1971, Leggatt Bros., London, London, 1971–1971
Scottish paintings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Nov 1981–06 Dec 1981
European Old Masters 16th-19th Century from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 28 Sep 2017–03 Dec 2017
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
British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, p 149, no 1825.
Raeburn, life and art, unpub PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 1993.
Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, p 161, illus p 161.
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.
Burlington Magazine, vol 62, no 363, 'Forthcoming sales – the Barrymore collection', London, Jun 1933, p xvii.