Andrew Geddes

1783-1844 Scotland-Portraitist

 

Brief Biography-Andrew Geddes was born in Edinburgh in 1783. On his father's death, who disapproved of him doing art, he took up the profession and entered London's Royal Academy schools in 1807. Geddes settled in London in 1814 and frequented Edinburgh every year. Sir David Wilkie whom he studied with at the Academy, became a close friend. He painted his portrait and submitted it with others to the Royal Academy for honours but was not accepted. In 1828, Geddes toured France Germany and Italy, and in 1832 the Associateship to the Academy was granted. He visited Holland in 1839, where Rembrandt's works influenced him in etching. He died in London in 1844.

 

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Alexina N
Sandford-

Alexina Nesbit Sandford nee Lindsay-Catherine Hepburne Lindsay

Charles
Lenox

Charles Lenox Cumming-Bruce in Turkish Dress

Francis
Jeffrey-

Francis Jeffrey-Lord Jeffrey

Hannah
Fry

Hannah Fry

John
Marjoribanks

John Marjoribanks

Master
Knipe

Master Knipe

Self
Portrait

Self Portrait

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

Wilkie
Collins

Wilkie Collins-Aged Nine

Sir William
Allan

Sir William Allan in Circassian Costume

Charles
Collins

Charles Collins-Aged Five

A Man
Smoking

A Man Smoking