Portraits of Scottish Professional Men in London, c.1760-1830: Careers, Connections and Reputations

Stana Nenadic

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Abstract / Description of output

The changing identity of professional men in such areas of life as public conduct, appearance and demeanour, patronage connections and client relationships was a subject of debate articulated in various forms, including portraiture, in the eighteenth century. Focusing on London, the primary British site for portrait production, this essay looks at three professional men of Scottish background - the poet and university professor James Beattie, the architect James Mylne and the physician Matthew Baillie - whose careers and reputations were forged through their portraits, although the process of becoming the subject of a portrait was sometimes fraught with problems and unintended consequences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalJournal for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • professionals
  • portraits
  • London
  • careers
  • connections
  • reputations

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