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Professor James Nicol (1810–1879)

Photo credit: Scottish Borders Council

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James Nicoll was Professor of Natural History at Aberdeen University (1853–1879). He was born at Traquair Manse in 1810 and died in 1879. This portrait was painted by his brother William Nicoll, and presented by his grandniece, Dr E. A. Traquair Nicoll

Tweeddale Museum and Gallery



oil on canvas


H 90 x W 70 cm

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presented by the sitter's grandniece, Dr E. A. Traquair Nicoll

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JAMES NICOLL Professor of Natural History, Aberdeen University 1853 - 1879 Born at Traquair Manse, 1810 Died 1879 Presented by his Grandniece E.A. Traquair Nicoll, B.A., Ph.D. Painted by his Brother William NIcoll


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Tweeddale Museum and Gallery

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