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    Sale 5955

    British Mezzotints & Printed Hankerchiefs, Part II, from the collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    25 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1158

    William Say (1773-1757), after Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A.

    Neil Gow, the celebrated Scotch Musician

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    William Say (1773-1757), after Sir Henry Raeburn, R.A.
    Neil Gow, the celebrated Scotch Musician
    mezzotint printed in colour, good impression on wove paper, published by T.Macdonald, London, 1815
    unframed
    S. 21¾ x 15 7/8in. (55.3 x 40.3cm.)


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    Neil Gow (1727-1801), the famous Scottish fiddler was born at Inver, near Dunkeld into a poor family. During his long life he enjoyed wide popularity amongst the nobility in Scotland, his especial patron being the Duke of Atholl. He composed over a hundred strathspeys and laments, giving a fresh impulse and character to Scottish music, but his fame rests mainly on his violin playing. Raeburn painted his portrait on several occasions

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