Provost William Copland (1)

William Copland was Provost of Dumfries in the early 1700s.  He was a prosperous merchant of strong character.  In 1694 on a voyage to San Sebastian he was taken by French privateers in the Bay of Biscay.  His ship was released after its cargo had been removed.  This portrait was painted by a follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller in 1731.
Object no :
DMFA001b
Creator :
NA
Place of Production :
NA
Dimensions :
length 730mm, width 600mm
Materials :
oil
Location :
NA
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Accession number :
DUMFM:1961.86.1
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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