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

Description

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.

He studied medicine in Edinburgh, graduating in 1798, and was admitted to the College in 1801. He took up his position at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1804, then going on to taking up the role of Visiting Physicians to the Glasgow Royal Asylum in 1821- this post was previously held by Robert Cleghorn.

Balmanno’s mother was a well-known apothecary in the Trongate in Glasgow.

Creator

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

125 x 100 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

125 x 100 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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

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Citation

MacNee; Sir; Daniel (1806-1882); Artist, RA); Studio of Sir Daniel Macnee (Chrisitie's) orRaeburn; Sir; Henry (1756-1823); Artist (Gibson, 1983), “Portrait of John Balmanno MD President 1802-1804, 1812-1814,” Heritage, accessed June 25, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/340.