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Marcus Dods (1834–1909)

Photo credit: University of Edinburgh

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Three-quarter-length portrait of Dods, who turns towards the spectator while his hands rest on the page of an open book. The gold of a watch chain relieves the monotony of his clerical dress while the scarlet flash of an academic hood sets the key for the warm flesh tones of the mouth and cheeks. A plain background gives way on the left to a classical bookcase with fluted pilasters.

University of Edinburgh

George Square

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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    106 x 81 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    on loan from the Church of Scotland


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University of Edinburgh

George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland

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