An Unknown Bearded Man
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas, An Unknown Bearded Man, British School, late 19th century. A half-length portrait of a middle-aged man, turned slightly to the left, gazing at the spectator, seated, with a brown beard, in a brown jacket, white shirt and blue bow tie and wearing a dark brown fur hat/smoking cap.
The bequest of Margaret (Anderson) McEwan, The Hon. Mrs Ronald - later Dame Margaret - Henry Fulke Greville, DBE (1863-1942) from probate records linked with the donation of the property to the National Trust in 1943. This item found on the record for Polesden Lacey pictures, drawings etc., stored in the cellar, page 163.
Polesden Lacey, The McEwan Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
T. ALEXANDER HILL. / [Late of 67 Princes St] / Carver, Gilder and Picture Frame Maker, / Artists' Colourman to the Royal Scottish Academy, / PRINTSELLER AND PUBLISHER to Her Majesty. / 145 Princes Street, EDINBURGH / Oil Paintings, Engravings, etc Cleaned and Restored (printed label on reverse)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist