Attributed to John Moir, Portrait of a Gentleman

Attributed to John Moir, Portrait of a Gentleman

Code: H583

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Attributed to John Moir (Scottish 1776-1857)

Portrait of a gentleman, said to be Tully Higgins. Moir was the son of the minister of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, and the nephew of James Byres, the famous Scottish antiquarian in Rome. Moir was in Edinburgh in 1803, when he was described as a landscape painter. After studying in Italy, he based himself in Edinburgh but he spent part of every year back in the north east. Working mainly as a portrait painter, his sitters include many significant figures from Aberdeenshire.