John Bogle (British, 1746-1803)
A Gentleman, wearing scarlet coat trimmed with gold braid, white waistcoat with embroidered floral border, frilled white chemise, tied stock and powdered wig worn en queue.
Signed on the obverse with initials and dated IB/ 1782, gold frame.
Oval, 38mm (1 1/2in) high
Provenance: Purchased in 1986
Exhibited: Raeburn's Rival: Archibald Skirving 1749-1819, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 22 January - 5 April 1999, no.33
Portrait Miniatures from the Merchiston Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 23 September 11 December 2005, no.26
Literature: Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 1999, p.58
Stephen Lloyd, Exhibition Catalogue, 2005, p.36-7 and 63, ill.col.pl.11