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Portrait of Maister Peter Lowe

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Portrait of Maister Peter Lowe, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book.
Peter Lowe was a Scottish surgeon who studied medicine and surgery at the Conferie de St Come et St Damien in Paris, and served as Surgeon in Ordinary to King Henry IV of France.

He returned to Glasgow in 1598 and, finding medical and surgical standards in the town lacking, decided to petition King James VI. The King responded by granting a Royal Charter in 1599, granting Lowe and Hamilton (and their successors) the power to examine and license physicians and surgeons in the West of Scotland.

The Charter was ratified by an Act of the Scottish Parliament in 1672, and is the founding document of the organisation known today as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

This is a copy of the original portrait, made in 1822.

Creator

Circle of David Mytens

Date

1822, after an earlier work

Identifier

99

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116.5 x 96 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Maister Peter Lowe, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book.

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Portrait of Robert Hamilton

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Portrait of Robert Hamilton, standing half-length in a black lace-trimmed cloak.
The physician Robert Hamilton was one of the co-founders of the College, and is named in the Royal Charter of 1599 alongside Peter Lowe and William Spang.

According to College minutes the early portraits of Hamilton, Lowe and Spang had deteriorated to such an extent by 1822 that copies were made. The original was the work of an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.

Creator

Scottish school

Date

17th century

Identifier

98

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90.5 x 69.5 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Robert Hamilton, standing half-length in a black lace-trimmed cloak.

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Portrait of William Spang

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Portrait of William Spang, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book. This portrait is a copy of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.
William Spang was an apothecary and named in the Charter of incorporation of 1599 as the inspector of any shops selling drugs.

This portrait is a copy, made in 1822, of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.

Creator

Unknown

Date

17th century

Identifier

100

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90 x 69 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Portrait of William Spang, standing half-length in robes with his hand resting on a book. This portrait is a copy of a previous portrait by an artist from the 17th Century Scottish School.

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Portrait of John Balmanno MD President 1802-1804, 1812-1814

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Seated three-quarter length by a desk. Oil on canvas.
The physician John Balmanno was Visiting Physician to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Glasgow Royal Asylum, and served two terms as President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons between 1802 and 1814. Balmanno’s mother was a well-known apothecary in the Trongate in Glasgow.

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MacNee; Sir; Daniel (1806-1882); Artist, RA); Studio of Sir Daniel Macnee (Chrisitie's) or Raeburn; Sir; Henry (1756-1823); Artist (Gibson, 1983)

Date

19th century

Identifier

38

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125 x 100 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Seated three-quarter length by a desk. Oil on canvas.

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Portrait of Alexander Dunlop Anderson MD 1797-1871, President 1852-1855

Description

Half-length portrait of Anderson wearing a black jacket.

Date

1870

Identifier

37

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90 x 70 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Half-length portrait of Anderson wearing a black jacket.

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Portrait of Alexander Duncan 1833-1921, Secretary and Librarian 1865-1921

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Half-length portrait of Alexander Duncan wearing a black coat and holding a book.

Date

1902

Identifier

34

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180 x 110 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Half-length portrait of Alexander Duncan wearing a black coat and holding a book.

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Portrait of Alexander Duncan BA LLD

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Seated half-length in a black coat.
Signed and dated. Wooden plaque reads:"Presented to Alexander Duncan BA LLD Secretary and Librarian to the FPSG by the Fellows of the Faculty as a token of esteem and in recognition of faithful services for a period of more than 37 yrs."

Date

1902

Identifier

113

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75 x 62 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Seated half-length in a black coat.
Signed and dated. Wooden plaque reads:"Presented to Alexander Duncan BA LLD Secretary and Librarian to the FPSG by the Fellows of the Faculty as a token of esteem and in recognition of faithful services for a period of more than 37 yrs."

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Diana, Princess of Wales

Description

Portrait of Princess Diana reclining in bed. Commissioned by the College and exhibited in the Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, London 1987. Diana was an Honorary Fellow and Patron of the College.

Date

1986

Identifier

28

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© the artist / Bridgeman Images

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112 x 88 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Princess Diana reclining in bed. Commissioned by the College and exhibited in the Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, London 1987. Diana was an Honorary Fellow and Patron of the College.

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Portrait of Andrew Freeland Fergus 1858-1939 President 1918-1921

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Bust-length in a grey suit.

Date

20th century

Identifier

115

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76 x 62 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Bust-length in a grey suit.

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Portrait of J H Wright, PRCPSGlasg 1960-1962

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Seated three-quarter length in robes.

Date

1963

Identifier

41

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© the artist's estate

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108 x 88 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in robes.

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Portrait of Thomas J Thomson PRCPSG 1982-1984

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Seated three quarter-length in robes.

Date

1984

Identifier

81

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© the artist

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113 x 93 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three quarter-length in robes.

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Portrait of W. R. Snodgrass, PRCPSG 1948-1950

Description

Seated bust-length portrait of Snodgrass wearing college robes and President's badge.

Date

20th century

Identifier

51

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© the artist's estate

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59.5 x 49.5 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated bust-length portrait of Snodgrass wearing college robes and President's badge.

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Portrait of George Stevenson Middleton 1853-1928 Honorary Fellow 1926

Description

Seated three-quarter length in black against a brown background.

Date

20th century

Identifier

134

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109 x 84 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in black against a brown background.

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Portrait of Hugh Miller 1812-1879 Licentiate 1835 and Fellow 1860

Description

Seated three-quarter length in a dark suit.

Date

19th century

Identifier

194

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Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in a dark suit.

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Portrait of John Reid LFPSG 1809-1881

Description

Seated half-length with his left arm resting on an edition of "The Philosphy of Death"

Creator

Circle of Sir George Reid (Ewan Mundy 1993)

Date

19th century

Identifier

107

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75.5 x 61 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Seated half-length with his left arm resting on an edition of "The Philosphy of Death"

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Portrait of Mr Archie McDougall

Identifier

536

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© the copyright holder

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60 x 50 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Portrait of James Morton MD 1820-1889, President 1886-89

Description

Seated three-quarter length holding a book.

Date

1886

Identifier

133

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114 x 88 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length holding a book.

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Portrait of John Gibson Fleming 1809-1879

Description

Seated half-length facing right.

Date

c. 1880

Identifier

111

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75 x 62 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Seated half-length facing right.

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Portrait of Mr. Colin Mackay President 1997-2000

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Seated three-quarter length in robes.

Date

2000

Identifier

269

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© the artist

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88 x 73 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in robes.

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Portrait of Mr Douglas H Clark, President 1980-1982

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Seated half-length in a blue jacket against a blue background.

Date

c. 1980

Identifier

40

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© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images

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97 x 94 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Seated half-length in a blue jacket against a blue background.

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Portrait of Ian A McGregor, PRCPSG 1984-1986

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Seated half-length with a bookcase in the background.

Date

1986

Identifier

42

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© the artist

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64 x 53 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length with a bookcase in the background.

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Mr James Lang AD 1878-1956 Master Craftsman in Wood

Description

Portrait of James Lang 1878-1956, in wooden frame. Mr Lang was the maker of the gavel casket (object number 454).

Creator

Thomas M. Taylor

Date

1987

Identifier

315

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© the copyright holder

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Physical Dimensions

84.3 cm x 104.7 cm x 6 cm

Materials

Canvas; paint; wood

Description

Portrait of James Lang 1878-1956, in wooden frame. Mr Lang was the maker of the gavel casket (object number 454).

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Portrait of James VI and I (1566-1625)

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Standing three-quarter length in a brown lace-trimmed doublet.

There is some doubt regarding the artist: Gibson (1983) attributes it to Paulus van Somer; in 1993 Ewan Mundy suggested the Circle of David Mytens instead.
James was King of Scotland from 1567 and became King of England and Ireland following the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. In 1599 he issued a Royal Charter, granting permission to Peter Lowe, Robert Hamilton, and William Spang (and their successors) to establish the body which is known today as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Lowe was also chief surgeon to the King’s son, Prince Henry.

James was a prolific writer and tackled a diverse range of styles and subjects. Of particular note is his “Counterblaste to Tobacco”, an early anti-tobacco publication which appeared some 300 years before Richard Doll convinced the world of the dangers of smoking. There is a contemporary collected edition of his works in the College library.

This portrait was obtained at auction around 1950 by Dr T. J. Honeyman and, after restoration, was presented to the College in 1952 by Professor G. B. Fleming. Although the exact date is unknown it was certainly painted after James acceded to the English throne, as he can be seen wearing the Lesser George of the Garter around his neck.

Creator

Paulus van Somer I (1576–1621) (circle of)
Circle of David Mytens

Date

17th century

Identifier

106

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103 x 86 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Standing three-quarter length in a brown lace-trimmed doublet.

There is some doubt regarding the artist: Gibson (1983) attributes it to Paulus van Somer; in 1993 Ewan Mundy suggested the Circle of David Mytens instead.

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Portrait of James McArthur, PRCPSG 1988-1990

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Standing half-length portrait of McArthur wearing college robes.

Date

20th century

Identifier

52

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© the artist

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88 x 73 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Standing half-length portrait of McArthur wearing college robes.

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Portrait of A. Ross Lorimer, President 2000-2003

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Seated, three-quarter length and wearing the President's badge against a red background.

Date

21st century

Identifier

361

Rights

© the artist

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88 x 73 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Seated, three-quarter length and wearing the President's badge against a red background.

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Portrait of Professor Archibald Young, President 1935-1937

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Seated half-length in a grey suit. Archibald Young was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow from 1924–1939. This painting is the second portrait of Young painted by James Gunn. The first portrait, which was presented to Young in 1939, is now part of the University of Glasgow collection.

Date

20th century

Identifier

79

Rights

© estate of the artist

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74.5 x 63 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Seated half-length in a grey suit. Archibald Young was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow from 1924–1939. This painting is the second portrait of Young painted by James Gunn. The first portrait, which was presented to Young in 1939, is now part of the University of Glasgow collection.

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Portrait of Professor Arthur C. Kennedy PRCPSG 1986-1988

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Seated half-length portrait in robes.

Date

20th century

Identifier

53

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© the artist

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88 x 74 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length portrait in robes.

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Portrait of Professor Brian O. Williams, CBE, PRCPSG 2006-2009

Date

21st century

Identifier

538

Rights

© the artist

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Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Professor Norman Mackay, President 1994-1997

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Seated three-quarter length, wearing the College robes and the President's badge of office.

Date

20th century

Identifier

117

Rights

© the artist

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90 x 71 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length, wearing the College robes and the President's badge of office.

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Portrait of Professor T.C. White

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Seated half-length wearing college robes.
Professor Thomas Cyril White was born in Falkirk in 1911, the son of a dental supplier. After early schooling in Falkirk and later at Glasgow Academy, he continued his education in the city by training as a dental surgeon. He gained a Licence in Dental Surgery in 1933 and the Triple Qualification of the three Scottish medical colleges in 1935. After qualifying he became a dental anaesthetist in Glasgow. He then, however, concentrated his interest in orthodontics, developing a practice limited to this specialty. When he was asked to return to the Dental School to assist Dr A G Wilson, he took over and began to build up the Orthodontic Department. After a period as consultant to the Western Regional Hospital Board, Dr White was appointed Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Glasgow in 1963.

He maintained strong links with the affairs of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He initiated, along with Professor J Aitchison, the development of a postgraduate qualification in Orthodontics, the first such qualification in the UK. As the dental representative on the College council, Professor White played an important role in promoting the development of the Fellowship in Dental Surgery which was established in 1967. He was convenor of the Dental Council 1972 – 1974.

Professor White died in 1980. In his will he bequeathed the residue of his estate to the College "for the furtherance of postgraduate dental education and research". Over the years this bequest has funded in excess of 300 individual grants, research projects, scholarships etc. in Professor White’s name.

Date

20th century

Identifier

146

Rights

© the artist

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89 x 74 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Seated half-length wearing college robes.

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Professor Sir Graham Teasdale, President 2003-2006

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Portrait of Professor Sir Graham Teasdale
Together with the late Bryan Jennett (another Fellow of the College), Professor Teasdale developed the Glasgow Coma Scale. Today the GCS is used universally as a tool to assess the conscious state of a patient.

Professor Teasdale served as President of the College between 2003 and 2006, and was awarded a Knighthood for his services to neurosurgery in 2006. He is pictured here wearing the President’s badge over a College tie, and holding his Knight Bachelor’s badge in his left hand.

Date

21st century

Identifier

496

Rights

© the artist

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88 x 92 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Professor Sir Graham Teasdale

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Portrait of Robert Hume PRCPSG 1990-1992

Description

Seated half-length portrait of Hume wearing robes.

Date

20th century

Identifier

54

Rights

© the artist / Bridgeman Images

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75 x 62 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length portrait of Hume wearing robes.

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Portrait of Sir Robert Perry 1783-1848

Description

Seated half-length against a brown background.
Perry graduated MD from the University of Glasgow in 1808, and went on to hold medical and surgical posts in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the city’s Fever Hospital. He was a very active member of the medical community in Glasgow, being a founding member of the Glasgow Medical Society and a Vice-President of the Western Medical Club.

In 1836 he published a pioneering paper distinguishing typhus from typhoid fever. He also wrote the influential “Facts and Observations on the Sanitary State of Glasgow” (1844), demonstrating the correlation between disease and poverty.

Perry was President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons from 1843 to 1845. This portrait was received as a bequest from his son in 1918.

Creator

Studio of Raeburn; Sir; Henry (1756-1823); Artist; Artist (Ewan Mundy 1993) or  MacNee; Sir; Daniel (1806-1882); Artist, RA (Gibson 1983)

Date

19th century

Identifier

105

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75 x 62.5 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length against a brown background.

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Portrait of Robert Watt 1774-1819

Description

Half-length in a black suit next to a desk.
Dr Robert Watt was the compiler of the Bibliotheca Britannica and President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons 1814-1816. He was founding President of the Glasgow Medical Society in 1814.

The artist of this unsigned portrait is unknown, although it has previously been attributed to Sir Henry Raeburn.

Date

19th century

Identifier

90

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75 x 62.5 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Half-length in a black suit next to a desk.

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Portrait of Sir Charles Illingworth, President 1962-1963

Description

Seated half-length in robes against a brown background.
Illingworth was a gastroenterologist who served as President of the College between 1962 and 1964. He also served as Honorary Librarian between 1974 and 1980, and did much throughout his career to promote the medical history of Glasgow. He was created Knight Bachelor in 1961 and appointed Honorary Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland.

Date

20th century

Identifier

43

Rights

© the artist's estate

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74 x 64 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length in robes against a brown background.

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Portrait of Alexander MacGregor

Description

Seated half-length in a blue suit against a curtained background.

Date

20th century

Identifier

229

Rights

© the artist's estate

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55 x 42 cm

Materials

Print

Description

Seated half-length in a blue suit against a curtained background.

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Portrait of William Macewen, CB DCL FRS 1848-1924

Description

Seated three-quarter length in a black suit against a dark background.
Macewen was a surgeon who worked in several hospitals in Glasgow, including the Royal Infirmary and the Western Infirmary. He was a pioneer of modern brain surgery and developed a number of operating techniques in bone surgery. He was also an early proponent of aseptic procedures in the operating theatre and often had surgical instruments and theatre furniture designed to his own specifications.

Date

20th century

Identifier

91

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36" x 28"

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in a black suit against a dark background.

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Portrait of Sir Donald Campbell, President 1992-1994

Description

Bust-length in a grey suit wearing the President's badge of office.

Date

20th century

Identifier

116

Rights

© the copyright holder

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89 x 74 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Bust-length in a grey suit wearing the President's badge of office.

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Portrait of Sir Hector Hetherington

Date

20th century

Identifier

490

Rights

© estate of Stanley Cursiter. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

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126 x 100 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Portrait of James Young Simpson

Identifier

584

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40 cm x 48 cm

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Portrait of William Cullen 1710-1790, PRCPSG 1747-1749

Description

Seated half-length holding a book.

Creator

Scottish School

Date

19th century

Identifier

109

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76 x 63 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Seated half-length holding a book.

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Portrait of William Mackenzie 1791-1868

Description

Seated three-quarter length in robes.
William Mackenzie was born and educated in Glasgow and. After a period spent travelling and studying on the continent and in London between 1815 and 1819 he returned again to Glasgow, dividing his time between general practice and lecturing on medical subjects in Anderson’s College.

In 1824 he co-founded the Glasgow Eye Infirmary and also became the first editor of the Glasgow Medical Journal. His “Treatise on Diseases of the Eye”, published in 1830, was a standard textbook on the subject for over 20 years until the invention of the ophthalmoscope radically changed the practice of ophthalmology. He served as surgeon-oculist to Queen Victoria and would have been President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons, but declined his election to this office on health grounds.

This portrait was presented to the Faculty by Mackenzie's widow in 1884, and his extensive library, including works in several languages on ophthalmology and general surgery, was later donated to the Faculty by his son.

Creator

John Horsburgh (Ewan Mundy 1993): A.Keith (Gibson 1983)

Date

19th century

Identifier

96

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111 x 85 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in robes.

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Portrait of J. Hogarth Pringle FRCS 1863-1941

Description

Bust-length against a dark background.

Date

20th century

Identifier

95

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© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images

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49 x 39.5 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Bust-length against a dark background.

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Portrait of James Watson MD 1787-1871, President 1838-41, 1849-52, 1857-60

Description

Seated three-quarter length in President's chair.
James Watson served a record three terms as President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons between 1838 and 1860, and became known as “The Father of the Faculty.” He is pictured here seated in the President’s chair, which still resides in the President’s office in College today.

Date

19th century

Identifier

102

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116 x 96 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length in President's chair.

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Portrait of James Wilson 1783-1854

Description

Seated half-length in a black suit on a dark background.

Date

19th century

Identifier

89

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125.5 x 100 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Seated half-length in a black suit on a dark background.

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Portrait of John Freeland Fergus 1865-1943

Description

Seated three-quarter length by a desk.

Date

20th century

Identifier

108

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42" x 34"

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Seated three-quarter length by a desk.

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Portrait of John Moore MD 1730-1802

Description

Bust-length portrait with a landscape background.
John Moore was a surgeon first, later a physician, and also a man of letters. He began his medical career with the North British Fusiliers and, after studying in London and Paris, spent much of his career working in Glasgow.

Upon his retirement from medical practice in 1777, Moore moved to London and began publishing accounts of his travel experiences as well as several novels. It was during this time that he began a correspondence with the man now known as Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Burns wrote a long, autobiographical letter to Moore in 1787, which has formed the basis of the most credible biographies of Burns.

A statue of his son, Sir John Moore of Corunna, stands in George Square.

Creator

James Barr (active 1860s–1892) ; Manner of Sir George Romney (Chrisite's 1989) / Sir Thomas Lawrence (Gibson, 1984)

Date

19th century

Identifier

35

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Physical Dimensions

oil on canvas

Description

Bust-length portrait with a landscape background.

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Portrait of Joseph Black 1728-1799

Description

Joseph Black (1728–1799), President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1759–1761 & 1765–1766). Half-length, facing right.
Joseph Black was the son of a Belfast wine merchant. At 16, he entered the University of Glasgow to study Arts, before switching to Medicine in 1744. There he studied under William Cullen, assisting him in his laboratory. After further study in Edinburgh, Black returned to Glasgow and became Professor of Medicine in 1757.

Black’s discoveries in chemistry helped shape our understanding of modern science. His discovery of latent heat paved the way for thermodynamics, supporting James Watt’s advances in steam power. He also discovered carbon dioxide, and illustrated that it was produced by animal respiration and microbial fermentation.

Black was President of the College from 1759 to 1761, and from 1765 to 1766.

Creator

Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) (style of)

Date

18th-19th century

Identifier

103

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Physical Dimensions

75 x 62 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Joseph Black (1728–1799), President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1759–1761 & 1765–1766). Half-length, facing right.

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Portrait of Roy Frew Young (1879-1948)

Description

Roy Frew Young (1879–1948), President of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1940–1942). Seated half-length in a grey suit.
Roy Frew Young was educated at Glasgow Academy and graduated in arts and medicine at Cambridge. He held a number of surgical posts in hospitals throughout the west of Scotland, including an early resident post under Sir George Beatson at the Western Infirmary. He served in France with the RAMC during the First World War and was awarded the Military Cross.

Young served on the Council of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons for eleven years and was President from 1940-1942. This portrait was commissioned by Young's house surgeons and assistants.

Date

20th century

Identifier

104

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Physical Dimensions

38" x 30"

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Roy Frew Young (1879–1948), President of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1940–1942). Seated half-length in a grey suit.

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Portrait of Sir Hector Clare Cameron (1843-1928)

Description

Sir Hector Clare Cameron (1843–1929), President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1897–1900). Seated half-length against a dark background.

Date

20th century

Identifier

94

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Physical Dimensions

95 x 89 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Sir Hector Clare Cameron (1843–1929), President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1897–1900). Seated half-length against a dark background.

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Portrait of William Hunter (1718-1783)

Description

Bust-length against a dark background. According to Gibson 1983 this portrait is a copy of part of the original by Sir Joshua Reynolds in the Hunterian Museum.
Presented to the Royal Faculty by John Marshall Cowan MD FRFPSG.

Date

19th century

Identifier

97

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Physical Dimensions

19th century

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Bust-length against a dark background. According to Gibson 1983 this portrait is a copy of part of the original by Sir Joshua Reynolds in the Hunterian Museum.

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Portrait of William Loudon Reid MD 1845-1931

Description

Portrait of William Loudon Reid MD 1845-1931, President 1905-1907. Half-length portrait of Reid wearing a black jacket.

Creator

Crawford, Robert Cree (Scottish painter, 1842-1924)

Date

19th century

Identifier

36

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Physical Dimensions

74 x 61.5 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Portrait of William Loudon Reid MD 1845-1931, President 1905-1907. Half-length portrait of Reid wearing a black jacket.

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Portrait of William Weir (1794-1876)

Description

Portrait of William Weir 1794-1876, President 1847-49. Seated half-length in a black suit on a dark background.

Creator

Graham-Gilbert, John (Scottish painter and collector, 1794-1866)

Date

19th century

Identifier

88

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Physical Dimensions

90 x 69.5 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Portrait of William Weir 1794-1876, President 1847-49. Seated half-length in a black suit on a dark background.

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HRH Princess Alexandra (b.1936), GCVO, in Evening Dress

Description

This painting was awarded the College Prize at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts exhibition in 2005. This painting was commissioned by the Orient Line for the ‘Oriana’ where it was displayed in the Princess Room (Princess Alexandra had launched the ‘Oriana’ in 1959). The painting is on display in the Alexandra Room in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Princess Alexandra became an Honorary Fellow in 1960).

Creator

Cassab, Judy (Australian painter, born 1920, born in Austria)

Date

1960

Identifier

on loan from the P&O Art Collection

Rights

© DACS 2018

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Physical Dimensions

180 x 33 cm

Materials

oil on board

Description

This painting was awarded the College Prize at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts exhibition in 2005. This painting was commissioned by the Orient Line for the ‘Oriana’ where it was displayed in the Princess Room (Princess Alexandra had launched the ‘Oriana’ in 1959). The painting is on display in the Alexandra Room in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Princess Alexandra became an Honorary Fellow in 1960).

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Professor James Jeffray (1759–1848)

Description

Portrait of Professor James Jeffray, professor of anatomy at the University of Glasgow and President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1793-1795

Creator

Smith, Colvin (British painter, 1795-1875)

Date

18th-19th century

Identifier

on loan from a private collection

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Physical Dimensions

128 x 100 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Portrait of Professor James Jeffray, professor of anatomy at the University of Glasgow and President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1793-1795

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Robert Cleghorn (c.1760–1821), MD, Physician to the Glasgow Royal Asylum (1814–1818)

Description

Robert Cleghorn gained his medical education at the University of Edinburgh, taking his MD in 1783. He was one of the first managers of Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the first physician to the Glasgow Asylum for the Insane, now Gartnavel Royal Hospital.
Robert Cleghorn studied medicine in Edinburgh and graduated MD in 1783 moving to Glasgow in 1785. He entered the Faculty (now Royal College) of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1786, becoming its President between 1789 and 1791 and Librarian from October 1792.

He was physician to the poorhouse or Town’s Hospital in Glasgow between 1786 and 1791 and also one of the original managers of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary which opened in 1794. A number of his casebooks from this period are preserved in the College archive. He subsequently (in 1814) became first physician and then a director of the Glasgow Royal Asylum for Lunatics in Dobbie’s Loan.

Date

19th century

Identifier

on loan from Gartnavel Royal Hospital

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Physical Dimensions

74 x 61 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Robert Cleghorn gained his medical education at the University of Edinburgh, taking his MD in 1783. He was one of the first managers of Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the first physician to the Glasgow Asylum for the Insane, now Gartnavel Royal Hospital.

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Photograph of Dr A.K. Bowman

Description

Portrait photograph of Dr A.K. Bowman


Dr Bowman graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MB ChB degree in 1921, and spent two years immediately after graduation as a house surgeon to the famous Sir William Macewen (more on whom later).

Date

Unknown

Identifier

RCPSG/126/3/4/3

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Materials

b&w photograph

Description

Portrait photograph of Dr A.K. Bowman

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Portrait of David Livingstone

Description

Seated half-length in a black coat and grey trousers.

This portrait was purchased by the Faculty in 1875. It is an 'enlarged photograph by Mr Thomas Annan coloured in oil' and cost 30 guineas. The photograph was taken in 1864, and the image was coloured in oil after Livingstone's death.

Date

1864 - c.1875

Identifier

119

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Physical Dimensions

90 x 69 cm

Materials

oil painting

Description

Seated half-length in a black coat and grey trousers.

This portrait was purchased by the Faculty in 1875. It is an 'enlarged photograph by Mr Thomas Annan coloured in oil' and cost 30 guineas. The photograph was taken in 1864, and the image was coloured in oil after Livingstone's death.

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Portrait of Professor David Galloway, President 2015-2018

Description

Portrait of Professor Galloway. Three quarter length, seated on the President's chair in his office. "Coastal Scene (Arran From Ayrshire)" by Molly Addis in the background.

Date

2018

Identifier

Object number 648
Accession number 2018/19

Rights

© the artist

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Physical Dimensions

92 x 119 cm (framed)

Materials

oil on canvas

Description

Portrait of Professor Galloway. Three quarter length, seated on the President's chair in his office. "Coastal Scene (Arran From Ayrshire)" by Molly Addis in the background.

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Portrait of Kirsty Follett

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Pictured here is a portrait of Kirsty Follett, a nurse who has worked in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde region of the NHS for over 30 years. This portrait was captured after a 12 hour shift during the Covid pandemic, showing the effect these conditions had on the staff - mentally and physically draining, skin raw and marked from masks held tight, often exacerbated with sweat, tears and genuine concern for those they were treating.

About the experience, Kirsty said:

"I worked between the intubation team and ICU. The adaptability was commendable that the staff put into ICU. 100% working out with their comfort zone.However the support from colleagues in the same position helped. It was stressful, as never having to deal with the likes we have never seen before.Our patients were so critically ill. The acute sense of upset for families not being there with their loved ones at their greatest time of need will be something that will live with me for a long time."

The portrait was done by Pearl Kinnear, a Glasgow-based artist.

Creator

Pearl Kinnear

Date

c. 2020-2021

Description

Pictured here is a portrait of Kirsty Follett, a nurse who has worked in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde region of the NHS for over 30 years. This portrait was captured after a 12 hour shift during the Covid pandemic, showing the effect these conditions had on the staff - mentally and physically draining, skin raw and marked from masks held tight, often exacerbated with sweat, tears and genuine concern for those they were treating.

About the experience, Kirsty said:

"I worked between the intubation team and ICU. The adaptability was commendable that the staff put into ICU. 100% working out with their comfort zone.However the support from colleagues in the same position helped. It was stressful, as never having to deal with the likes we have never seen before.Our patients were so critically ill. The acute sense of upset for families not being there with their loved ones at their greatest time of need will be something that will live with me for a long time."

The portrait was done by Pearl Kinnear, a Glasgow-based artist.

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