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Portrait of James Wilson 1783-1854

Description

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

The early part of Wilson's career is shrouded in mystery, but it is believed he began his medical studies at the University of Glasgow. It is thought that he qualified in medicine through the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as a Licentiate, becoming a full member of the Faculty in 1816.

Wilson was one of the founding members of the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital in its early days at Greyfriars Wynd and St Andrew's Square. He acted as first and senior physician at this lying-in hospital until his death.

Date

19th century

Identifier

89

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

125.5 x 100 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

Portrait of James Wilson 1783-1854

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

125.5 x 100 cm

Materials

oil on canvas

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Portrait of James Wilson 1783-1854

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Citation

studio ofMacNee; Sir; Daniel (1806-1882); Artist, RA, “Portrait of James Wilson 1783-1854,” Heritage, accessed June 25, 2022, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/497.