London, South Kensington
8 March 2006
David Alison, R.S.A., R.P. (1882-1955)
Portrait of John Nairn (1853-1928), seated half-length, in a wicker chair, holding a book
oil on canvas
36 x 27½ in. (91.5 x 68.5 cm.) (2)
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Augustus Muir, 'Nairns of Kirkcaldy', W. Heffer & Sons Ltd, illustrated on p.55.
John Nairn was a member of the Scottish family-run Nairn manufacturing firm, who specialised in floor coverings.
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