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Richard Shaw

© the artist. Photo credit: University of the West of Scotland

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In his portrait, Professor Shaw is wearing the Vice Chancellor gown of the university. This gown is made from black Paisley brocade with a square collar at the back of red Paisley brocade edged with gold lace. The sleeves are trimmed above and below the sleeve opening with gold ornaments of a traditional pattern. With this gown a black velvet mortar board cap is worn with gold button and tassel and edged with one-inch gold lace. The portrait is set in Professor Shaw’s home and illustrates his love of art and walking in Scotland and abroad.

Paisley Campus, University of the West of Scotland





oil on canvas


H 124 x W 83 cm

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Paisley Campus, University of the West of Scotland

High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 2BE Scotland

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