John Ker (1740–1804), 3rd Duke of Roxburghe, Bibliophile

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The Duke of Roxburghe’s fame stems from his collection of books, which, when sold over forty-five days in 1812, reached more than £23,000. The

National Galleries of Scotland: Portrait


John Ker (1740–1804), 3rd Duke of Roxburghe, Bibliophile




oil on canvas


H 248 x W 172.5 cm

Accession number

PG 2940

Acquisition method

allocated in satisfaction of estate duty, 1994

Work type



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