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Portrait of Alexander Dalrymple

Description

Unsigned painting, Portrait of Alexander Dalrymple, first Hydrographer of the British Admiralty, full length, in his East India Company sea-officer's uniform, seated at a tripod table pointing at a Blaeu globe of 1648, a map of Friesland and a pair of dividers and two hydrographic charts, oil on canvas in wooden frame with applied decoration, attributed to John Thomas Seton, c. 1765

Museum reference

T.2008.168

Collection

Fine Art, History of Science

Object name

Painting

Production information

Seton, John Thomas, c. 1735/8 - 1806, Delineator
Newhailes House, East Lothian, Scotland, EUROPE

Date

c. 1765

Materials

Oil, Canvas, Wood

Associations

Depicted: Dalrymple, Alexander, 1737 - 1808
Honourable East India Company
Depicted: Newhailes Estate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Discoveries Redisplay, 2015

References

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/science-and-technology/alexander-dalrymples-portrait

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 1 »
Discoveries

Credit

Acquired with the aid of the Art Fund and the National Museums Scotland Charitable Trust

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