John Donaldson

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Donaldson, the son of a glover was evidently poor and whilst very young supported himself by copying engravings and executing miniatures. He was awarded premiums by theEdinburgh Society of Arts. He exhibited in London at the Free  Society of Artists in 1764. A man of unsettled habits he took up chemistyr and patented a method of preserving vegetables and meat. Published a volume of poems and an essay on the Elments of Beautry, 1780

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JOHN DONALDSON F.S.A (1737-1801)
A strong portrait miniature of a Noble Lady with powdered hair
John Donaldson, circa 1790 A strong portrait of a Noble Lady with the initials SS, with powdered hair, wearing a white dress with frilled collar,...
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JOHN DONALDSON F.S.A (1737-1801)
An unknown Lady
She wears a bluedress with white fichu, a rope of pearls entwined in her brown curly hair John Donaldson was born at Edinburgh in 1737, and di...
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