Norman Walker Porteous (1898–2003)

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Three-quarter-length portrait with a high viewpoint, so that the sitter, taken in three-quarter profile facing to the right, is seen from above. Placed in a desk chair, he wears a clerical suit and collar, and robes. The vivid purple of the gown is rather too assertive.

University of Edinburgh

George Square


Norman Walker Porteous (1898–2003)




oil on canvas


H 91 x W 71 cm

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Acquisition method

presented by the sitter, after 1972

Work type


Inscription description

Juliet Pannett 1972


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