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Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane (1773–1860), Bt, FRSE

Photo credit: The Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Sir Thomas was born at Brisbane House near Largs, and succeeded to the Brisbane estate in 1812. In 1819 he married the only daughter of Sir Henry Hay Makdougall, Baronet of Makerstoun, and added Makdougall to his own patronymic when he succeeded to that estate. He entered the army in 1790 and rose to the rank of General, serving on the Continent, the Peninsula, the West Indies, India and America. He went to New South Wales as Governor in 1821.

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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    139.5 x 109 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    subscribed for by Fellows, 1848


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