James Carson, MBE

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Much of Baird’s artistic output from his later years consisted of portraits of friends and local characters. In this example of his formal portraiture

National Galleries of Scotland: Modern


James Carson, MBE




oil on canvas


H 89 x W 69 cm

Accession number

GMA 4188

Acquisition method

presented by Marie and Jonathan Ashworth in memory of their mother, Lynn Ashworth, 1997

Work type


Inscription description

Inscribed bottom left, below the sitter's knee: Edward Baird / 1944; and painted inscription top left: JAMES CARSON M.B.E. / MCMXLIV


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