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Portrait of Robert Watt 1774-1819

Description

Half-length in a black suit next to a desk.
Robert Watt began his studies at the University of Glasgow in 1793 before continuing his studies in Edinburgh. He became a licentiate of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1799.

He became a member of the Faculty in 1807 and became active in the affairs of the College Library. He worked as a physician at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Dr Robert Watt was the compiler of the Bibliotheca Britannica and President of the Faculty of Physicians and
before 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

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

75 x 62.5 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Portrait of Robert Watt 1774-1819

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

75 x 62.5 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

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Portrait of Robert Watt 1774-1819

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Citation

Attributed to Raeburn; Sir; Henry (1756-1823); Artist, “Portrait of Robert Watt 1774-1819,” Heritage, accessed June 28, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/464.