Mr.Gibson of Durie
Mr.Gibson of Durie
Mr.Gibson of Durie
Mr.Gibson of Durie
Mr.Gibson of Durie
Mr.Gibson of Durie
Mr.Gibson of Durie
Mr.Gibson of Durie
Mr.Gibson of Durie
Mr.Gibson of Durie
Mr.Gibson of Durie
Mr.Gibson of Durie

DAVID SCOUGALL (1610-1680)

Mr.Gibson of Durie

1661 to 1677 Scotland Active

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Artist David Scougall

He is the earliest clearly recorded member of a family of artists, including his son John and grandson George (the latter two often referred to as the "elder" and "younger" Scougall).Other relatives included Patrick Scougal, Bishop of Aberdeen.

Mr.Gibson of Durie looks confidently towards the artist with concentration and pride gesturing with his right arm out stretched with sword seen held in his left hand.

Mr.Gibson wears his full suit of gleaming armour almost tailored to his substantial size,a weightly looking gentleman of distinction and social standing.

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Scougall was known to have resided at Leith. Although it has been supposed that there was an earlier portraitist in the family, a John Scougall roughly contemporary with Daniël Mijtens, David is the first for whom concrete records exist, with payments to him recorded in 1672 and portraits signed by him dating from the 1650s.

Scougall's style follows in the path of Scotland's first great painter George Jamesone, but was historically said to bear "a great resemblance to that of Sir Peter Lely" and similarly to much of Lely's output, his attributed work consists of formal portraits of the gentry of the time.

During the period immediately after the Restoration of Charles II, Scougall dominated the Scottish portrait market, producing many portraits of members of the new Parliament.

Amongst better known works attributed to him are portraits of the Marquess of Argyll and of Robert Campbell of Glenlyon.

ABOUT THE ARTIST DAVID SCOUGALL David Scougall (Scottish, active 1661 - 1677)

David Scougall may have studied with John Michael Wright, whose work he certainly copied, but very little is known about this portrait painter aside from the works signed by or attributed to him and a few surviving accounts.

His clients included some of the most powerful people in Scotland, for example, Archibald Campbell, Marquis of Argyll, whose daughter Scougal also painted in 1654. His son or nephew, John Scougal, was also a portrait painter and some of his early works may have been confused with those of the older artist.

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Very good condition indeed after completion of full professional restoration to a high standard.
Signs of an old reline still all good and having had replacement stretchers many years ago.
Painted surfaces are all fine and colours are still vibrant and sharp after clean and light re-varnish.
All works carried out by experts in their field.
External Height 54.00 inch (137.16 cm)
External Width 44.00 inch (111.76 cm)
External Depth 2.50 inch (6.35 cm)
Stock Code
Oil on Relined Canvas
Lower Left Bottom Corner Inscribed Mr.Gibson of Durie
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