File:Adam Smith The Muir portrait.jpg

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anonymous: Adam Smith  wikidata:Q18683104 
Artist
Unknown
anonymous: Adam Smith
Title
The Muir portrait
Object type painting
Description
Portrait of the political economist and philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790) by an unknown artist, which is known as the ‘Muir portrait’ after the family who once owned it. The portrait was probably painted posthumously, based on a medallion by James Tassie.
Date circa 1800
date QS:P,+1800-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Medium oil on canvas
QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions 77.90 x 64.50 cm (framed: 110.00 x 96.90 x 8.00 cm)
Accession number
PG 1472
Credit line Given by J.H. Romanes 1945
Notes The Muir portrait of Adam Smith is “so called after those who are known to have owned it.  …  We have no absolute confirmation, no positive actual proof, that the picture is of Adam Smith.  We have definitive evidence that one such portrait of him existed.  Beyond this, the most we should say is that the Muir portrait makes out quote the best claim to being an authentic portrait of Adam Smith, though, in the absence of positive confirmation, the evidence in its favour must be circumstantial.  Even so, that evidence is strong; and no other claimant has appeared with a comparable case” (A. L. Macfie, 1952).[1]
References described at URL: https://art.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/3787/adam-smith-1723-1790-political-economist-about-1795
Source/Photographer http://www.nationalgalleries.org/object/PG 1472
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