Thursday, 9 March 2017
Tour Scotland Photograph Painting By Daniel MacNee
Tour Scotland photograph of a portrait painting of a woman by Daniel MacNee, who was born on 4 June 1806, in Fintry, Stirlingshire, Scotland. At the age of thirteen he was apprenticed, along with Horatio McCulloch and Leitch the water colourist, to the landscape artist John Knox. He afterwards worked for a year as a lithographer, and was employed by a company in Cumnock, Ayrshire, to paint the ornamental lids of their sycamore wood snuff boxes. He studied in Edinburgh at the Trustees' Academy, where he supported himself by illustrating publications for William Home Lizars the engraver. Moving to Glasgow, he established himself as a fashionable portrait painter. In 1829 he was admitted as a member of the Royal Scottish Academy; and on the death of Sir George Harvey in 1876 he was elected president, and was knighted. From then until his death he remained in Edinburgh. Several of Macnee's works are held by the National Portrait Gallery in London, England and at the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. Macnee is buried in Dean Cemetery in western Edinburgh with his wife Mary Buchanan, and children, Constance and Thomas Wiseman Macnee. They lie against the north wall of the northern extension.
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