Portrait of an Officer
Portrait of an Officer

Attributed to JOHN ALEXANDER (1686-c.1766)

Portrait of an Officer

1686 to c. 1766 Scotland

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PORTRAIT OF AN OFFICER
WEARING A BREAST PLATE AND RED COAT

ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN ALEXANDER

1686 – C.1766
Oil on canvas 30 x 25 inches
Framed size 36 ¾ x 32 inches
Painted circa 1730

John Alexander was born in Scotland. He travelled to Rome and studied under Chiari, returning to Scotland in 1720 and began painting the staircase ceiling at Gordon Castle for the Duke of Gordon.
He engraved George Jamesone’s self-portrait with his wife and child in 1728 and signed the Charter of the Academy of St Luke in 1729.
Just before his death he was painting the Escape of Mary Queen of Scots from Loch Leven Castle, the landscape painted from nature representing an unusual innovation at this time.

Bibl: Dictionary of Scottish Painters P. Harris & J. Halsby

Dimensions
Height 30.00 inch (76.20 cm)
Width 25.00 inch (63.50 cm)
External Height 36.75 inch (93.34 cm)
External Width 32.00 inch (81.28 cm)
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B71601
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