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Dr John Inglis Nicol (1788–1849)

Photo credit: Highland Council

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This painting was presented to the town of Inverness in November 1849.

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.

Inverness Town House


  • Date

    before 1849

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    167.5 x 142 cm

  • Accession number

    ITH 4

  • Acquisition method

    presented to the town of Inverness, 1849


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