N04540 SIR ROBERT LORIMER, A.R.A., AS A BOY 1875
Canvas, painted area c. 21 1/2×15 (54·5×38), on a stretcher, 21 3/4×15 1/2 (55×39); the canvas was previously on a smaller stretcher, c. 20 3/4×14 (52·5×35·5).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1930.
Exh: R.P., November–December 1929 (3); R.A., 1930 (443).
Repr: Artwork, No.20, 1929, p.237.
The sitter (1864–1929) was the painter's younger brother, the architect of the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh. This portrait was painted when the artist was nineteen and the sitter eleven. A later portrait painted in 1886 was also reproduced in Artwork, No.20, 1929, p.238.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I