Details

Object type

painting; portrait

Title

Arthur Connell, Provost of Glasgow, 1772-1773

Artist/Maker

Robert Harvie artist

Culture/School

Scottish

Place Associated

Scotland, Glasgow (place associated)

Date

1758

Materials

oil on canvas

Dimensions

sight size: 795 mm x 640 mm; framed: 887 mm x 740 mm x 52 mm

Description

Portrait of Arthur Connell. He was a wealthy sugar merchant who had set up a very profitable business, Somervell, Connell and Company, with James Somervell , and also invested in Greenock’s sugar house and Glasgow’s ropeworks. Connell was a magistrate and became Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1772 to 1774. He lived at the Enoch Bank mansion house near Glasgow Cross. It had an enclosed garden with 103 fruit trees, offices, a well and a stretch of a canal stocked with fish. He made his career, and his fortune, from trading in Caribbean sugar and profiting from slave labour.

Credit Line/Donor

Gifted by Mrs Anne D Houston, 1947

ID Number

2609

Location

Kelvingrove Glasgow Stories

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