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Roderick Gray (1788–1858)

Photo credit: John McKenzie Photography, Edinburgh

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The sitter was a lawyer who became Provost of Peterhead and factor on the estates of the Merchant Maiden Hospital in Peterhead. After the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion, the lands of Peterhead, including town and harbour, became forfeit to the Crown. In 1728 the Governors of the Merchant Maiden Hospital bought these lands as an investment. A replica of this portrait is held at the National Gallery of Scotland.

The Merchant's Hall, The Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    127.5 x 102 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    commissioned by Governors of the Merchant Maiden Hospital, 1852


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The Merchant's Hall, The Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh

The Merchant's Hall 22 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2 2EP Scotland

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