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Nicol was born at Teawig near Beauly in 1788. He was apprenticed to Dr Kennedy in Inverness but finished his professional education in London. The degree of MD was conferred on him by the University of Tubingen in Germany. He came back to work as a medical practitioner in Inverness in 1812. Dr Nicol died of cholera, contracted while attending his patients, in 1849.
oil on canvas
167.5 x 142 cm
presented to the town of Inverness, 1849