File:Adam smith.jpg

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Adam_smith.jpg(615 × 456 pixels, file size: 45 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

Structured data


Add a one-line explanation of what this file represents


anonymous: Adam Smith  wikidata:Q18683104 
anonymous: Adam Smith
The Muir portrait (crop)
Object type painting
Cropped 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:P571,+1800-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions 77.90 x 64.50 cm (framed: 110.00 x 96.90 x 8.00 cm)
institution QS:P195,Q942713
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]
Source/Photographer Unknown
(Reusing this file)
This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason:
Public domain

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Dialog-warning.svg You must also include a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States.

The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that "faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain".
This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States. In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of PD-Art photographs for details.

File history

Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time.

current07:05, 10 February 2017Thumbnail for version as of 07:05, 10 February 2017615 × 456 (45 KB)Suhaas M (talk | contribs)User created page with UploadWizard
  • You cannot overwrite this file.

File usage on other wikis

The following other wikis use this file: