Apr 242018
 

National Gallery

Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL

The Gallery does not have an ‘India’ category in its collection, but over the last 120 years, over 600 India-related objects have been acquired: 17th century etchings; 18th century topographical drawings; portraits and photographs of Scots who have left their mark on Indian history; and the work of modern and contemporary artists. Examples include Willison’s impressive full-length oil portrait of his patron, Mohammed Ali, Nawab of Arcot; displayed are Wilkie’s towering portrait of Major-General Sir David Baird at Seringapatam – a text-book image for the fourth Mysore campaign of 1799; and the portrait of Patrick Moir, Sheriff of Calcutta in 1810.

The David Baird painting and bust in the National Gallery.

The David Baird painting and bust in the National Gallery.

 

Portrait of Patrick Moir in the National Gallery.

Portrait of Patrick Moir in the National Gallery.

 

Picture of Nawab of Arcot at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, currently in storage.

Picture of Nawab of Arcot at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, currently in storage.

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