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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.

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

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Half-length portrait of Anderson wearing a black jacket.

Anderson studied medicine in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, becoming a member of the College of Surgeons in 1816. He finally graduated with an MD in Edinburgh in 1819, moving to Glasgow the year after to set up practice. He joined the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1821.

Although primarily a physician, Anderson also had experience in surgery and held several surgical positions at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary during the 1820s. He was eventually appointed Physician to the Infirmary in 1838, and was also Physician to the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.

Date

1870

Identifier

37

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90 x 70 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Half-length portrait of Anderson wearing a black jacket.

Anderson studied medicine in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, becoming a member of the College of Surgeons in 1816. He finally graduated with an MD in Edinburgh in 1819, moving to Glasgow the year after to set up practice. He joined the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1821.

Although primarily a physician, Anderson also had experience in surgery and held several surgical positions at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary during the 1820s. He was eventually appointed Physician to the Infirmary in 1838, and was also Physician to the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.


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

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Bust-length in a grey suit.

Freeland Fergus studied at the University of Glasgow, graduating MB, CM in 1881 and MD in 1891. After further training in Europe he was appointed Assistant Surgeon at the Glasgow Eye Infirmary in 1882 and full Surgeon in 1890. He was at this post until 1919.

He made several contributions to the field of opthalmology, including the introduction of the sterilisation of instruments and dressings in his practice, and the promotion of the Blind Persons (Scotland) Act of 1920.

Freeland Fergus came from a well-known medical family, with both his father and brother also holding office as President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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20th century

Identifier

115

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76 x 62 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Bust-length in a grey suit.

Freeland Fergus studied at the University of Glasgow, graduating MB, CM in 1881 and MD in 1891. After further training in Europe he was appointed Assistant Surgeon at the Glasgow Eye Infirmary in 1882 and full Surgeon in 1890. He was at this post until 1919.

He made several contributions to the field of opthalmology, including the introduction of the sterilisation of instruments and dressings in his practice, and the promotion of the Blind Persons (Scotland) Act of 1920.

Freeland Fergus came from a well-known medical family, with both his father and brother also holding office as President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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

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Seated three-quarter length in a dark suit.

Hugh Miller initially set out to become a lawyer, working in firms in Kilmarnock and Glasgow. However, his eyes then turned to medicine and he received a License from the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1835. He was able to take the License after attending classes privately, as well as at the University of Glasgow and Anderon's College.

He spent some time practicing in India, returning to Glasgow in 1860. He again attended the University of Glasgow and received his MD, as well as becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Date

19th century

Identifier

194

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Oil on canvas

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Seated three-quarter length in a dark suit.

Hugh Miller initially set out to become a lawyer, working in firms in Kilmarnock and Glasgow. However, his eyes then turned to medicine and he received a License from the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1835. He was able to take the License after attending classes privately, as well as at the University of Glasgow and Anderon's College.

He spent some time practicing in India, returning to Glasgow in 1860. He again attended the University of Glasgow and received his MD, as well as becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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Portrait of Mr Archie McDougall

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Archie McDougall graduated from the University of Glasgow in medicine in 1938. He specialised in orthopaedi surgery, going on to work as a consultant at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He then was head of the orthopaedic department at the Glasgow Victoria Infirmary- this department was one of the first in Scotland to carry out total joint replacements. Besides his work as an orthopaedic surgeon, he often acted as an examiner for the surgical examinations held at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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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Archie McDougall graduated from the University of Glasgow in medicine in 1938. He specialised in orthopaedi surgery, going on to work as a consultant at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He then was head of the orthopaedic department at the Glasgow Victoria Infirmary- this department was one of the first in Scotland to carry out total joint replacements. Besides his work as an orthopaedic surgeon, he often acted as an examiner for the surgical examinations held at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

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

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Seated three-quarter length holding a book.

Morton was from a family with little money so had to find the money himself to pay for his medical education. He initially studied medicine at Anderson's University and became a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1844. He went o to earn an MD from the University of St Andrews in 1845, after which he moved to Glasgow. In 1851 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and was Professor of Materia Medica at Anderson's University until 1888.

He worked as a surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary at the same time as Joseph Lister, but was not a supporter of Lister's work into antisepsis. He wasn't totally against the idea of antisepsis, but instead refused to believe that carbolic acid was the best solution to use as an antiseptic.

Date

1886

Identifier

133

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114 x 88 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Seated three-quarter length holding a book.

Morton was from a family with little money so had to find the money himself to pay for his medical education. He initially studied medicine at Anderson's University and became a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1844. He went o to earn an MD from the University of St Andrews in 1845, after which he moved to Glasgow. In 1851 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and was Professor of Materia Medica at Anderson's University until 1888.

He worked as a surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary at the same time as Joseph Lister, but was not a supporter of Lister's work into antisepsis. He wasn't totally against the idea of antisepsis, but instead refused to believe that carbolic acid was the best solution to use as an antiseptic.

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Portrait of John Gibson Fleming 1809-1879

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Seated half-length facing right.

Gibson Fleming gained his MD from the University of Glasgow in 1830. He entered the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1833 and started his career as a general practitioner in Glasgow. He then moved on to practice as a surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary before becoming Manager of the Infirmary in 1850. It was in this position that he helped to establish the Glasgow Royal Infirmary School of Medicine.

Gibson Fleming served as President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for two terms; 1865 to 1868 and 1870 to 1872.

Date

c. 1880

Identifier

111

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75 x 62 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Seated half-length facing right.

Gibson Fleming gained his MD from the University of Glasgow in 1830. He entered the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1833 and started his career as a general practitioner in Glasgow. He then moved on to practice as a surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary before becoming Manager of the Infirmary in 1850. It was in this position that he helped to establish the Glasgow Royal Infirmary School of Medicine.

Gibson Fleming served as President of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for two terms; 1865 to 1868 and 1870 to 1872.

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Portrait of Mr. Colin Mackay President 1997-2000

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Seated three-quarter length in robes.

Mackay worked as a consultant surgeon at the Glasgow Western Infirmary and Gartnavel General Hospital. He retired from clinical practice in 1996, going on to serve as president of the College from 1997-2000. He was awarded a CBE in 2000 for his services to medicine.

Date

2000

Identifier

269

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© the artist

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88 x 73 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Seated three-quarter length in robes.

Mackay worked as a consultant surgeon at the Glasgow Western Infirmary and Gartnavel General Hospital. He retired from clinical practice in 1996, going on to serve as president of the College from 1997-2000. He was awarded a CBE in 2000 for his services to medicine.

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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.

Clark gained his MBChB from the University of Glasgow in 1940, with the help of bursaries from the Rainy Foundation and the Miners Welfare. He worked for some time with Sir Charles Illingworth and also spent a period serving in the army. He was Senior Registrar at the Glasgow Western Infirmary and was a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

He gained a ChM in 1950 and an MD in 1957. He then worked as a consultant surgeon at the Glasgow Western Infirmary.

Date

c. 1980

Identifier

40

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© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images

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97 x 94 cm

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Oil on canvas

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

Clark gained his MBChB from the University of Glasgow in 1940, with the help of bursaries from the Rainy Foundation and the Miners Welfare. He worked for some time with Sir Charles Illingworth and also spent a period serving in the army. He was Senior Registrar at the Glasgow Western Infirmary and was a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

He gained a ChM in 1950 and an MD in 1957. He then worked as a consultant surgeon at the Glasgow Western Infirmary.

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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.

Ian Alexander McGregor graduated MB ChB from the University of Glasgow in 1944 with commendation, going on to serve in the Royal Army Medical Corps the next year. In the late 1940s he worked as an assistant lecturer in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Glasgow, before entering his chosen specialty of reconstructive surgery as a Registrar at the Burns Unit of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He was the Director of the West of Scotland Plastic Surgery Unit at Canniesburn Hospital from 1980-1986.

He was President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1984-1986.

Date

1986

Identifier

42

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© the artist

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64 x 53 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Seated half-length with a bookcase in the background.

Ian Alexander McGregor graduated MB ChB from the University of Glasgow in 1944 with commendation, going on to serve in the Royal Army Medical Corps the next year. In the late 1940s he worked as an assistant lecturer in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Glasgow, before entering his chosen specialty of reconstructive surgery as a Registrar at the Burns Unit of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He was the Director of the West of Scotland Plastic Surgery Unit at Canniesburn Hospital from 1980-1986.

He was President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1984-1986.

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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

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52

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© the artist

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88 x 73 cm

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Oil on canvas

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Standing half-length portrait of McArthur wearing college robes.

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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 qualified MB,CM from the University of Glasgow in 1895 after which he spent time in Europe continuing his studies. After returning to Glasgow he worked under great mentors, including Joseph Coats and Sir William Macewen. He spent much of his career working at the Western Infirmary, gradually working his way up the surgical posts from Extra Dispensary Surgeon in 1903 to Visiting Surgery to the Infirmary in 1917.

Young was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow from 1924–1939 and President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1935 to 1937.

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

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© 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 qualified MB,CM from the University of Glasgow in 1895 after which he spent time in Europe continuing his studies. After returning to Glasgow he worked under great mentors, including Joseph Coats and Sir William Macewen. He spent much of his career working at the Western Infirmary, gradually working his way up the surgical posts from Extra Dispensary Surgeon in 1903 to Visiting Surgery to the Infirmary in 1917.

Young was Regius Professor of Surgery at the University of Glasgow from 1924–1939 and President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow from 1935 to 1937.

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 Sir Robert Perry 1783-1848

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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

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Oil on canvas

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Seated half-length against a brown background.

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Portrait of Alexander MacGregor

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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

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


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Portrait of William Macewen, CB DCL FRS 1848-1924

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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"

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Oil on canvas

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

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Portrait of J. Hogarth Pringle FRCS 1863-1941

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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

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Bust-length against a dark background.

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Portrait of Sir Hector Clare Cameron (1843-1928)

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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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95 x 89 cm

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oil on canvas

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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 Weir (1794-1876)

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

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

Date

19th century

Identifier

88

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90 x 69.5 cm

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oil on canvas

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

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Photograph of Dr A.K. Bowman

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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).

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Unknown

Identifier

RCPSG/126/3/4/3

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b&w photograph

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Portrait photograph of Dr A.K. Bowman

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Portrait of Professor David Galloway, President 2015-2018

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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

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© the artist

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92 x 119 cm (framed)

Materials

oil on canvas

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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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