See also:born in
See also:Edinburgh on the 17th of
See also:March 1839, the son of
See also:Alexander and
See also:Pettie . In 1852 the
See also:family removed to East Linton,
See also:Haddingtonshire, and a portrait by the lad of the
See also:village carrier and his donkey overcame his
See also:father's objections to
See also:art as a career for his son . When sixteen he entered the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh, working under Robert
See also:Scott Lauder with W . Q . Orchardson, J . MacWhirter, W . M`Taggart,
See also:Graham, Tom Graham and G . P .
See also:Chalmers . His first exhibits at the Royal Scottish Academy were " A Scene from the Fortunes of
See also:Nigel "—one of the many subjects for which he sought inspiration in the novels of
See also:Sir Walter Scott—and two portraits in 1858, followed in 1859 by " The Prison Pet." To the Royal Academy in 186o he sent " The Armourers "; and the success of this
See also:work and or " What d'ye Lack, Madam ? " in the following
See also:year, encouraged him to settle in
See also:London (1862), where he joined Orchardson . In 1866 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy, and in 1874 received full academical honours in succession to Sir Edwin Landseer .
His diploma picture was "
See also:Jacobites, 1745." Pettie was a hard and rapid worker, and, in his best days, a colourist of a high
See also:order and a brilliant executant . In his early days he produced a certain amount of
See also:illustration . His connexion with
See also:Good Words began in 1861, and was continued till 1864 . With J . MacWhirter he illustrated The Postman's Bag (Strahan, 1862), and
See also:Poetry for the
See also:Young (Strahan, 1863) . His
See also:principal paintings, in addition to those already mentioned, are "
See also:Saints " (1862); " The Trio " (1863); "
See also:Fox refusing to take the
See also:Oath " (1864); " A Drumhead
See also:martial "(1865); " The Arrest for
See also:Witchcraft " (1866) ; " Treason" (1867, now in the Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield); " Tussle with a Highland Smuggler " (1868); " The Sally " (1870); " Terms to the Besieged " (1872) ; " The Fiag of Truce " (1873); " Ho ! Ho ! Old Noll " and " A State Secret " (1874) ; "A Sword and
See also:Dagger Fight" (1877) ; " The
See also:Warrant " (1879) ; "
See also:Monmouth and
See also:James II."(1882); " The
See also:Vigil " (1884, in the Chantrey Collection,
See also:National Gallery of
See also:British Art); " Challenged " (1885); " The Chieftain's Candlesticks " (1886) ; " Two Strings to Her
See also:Bow " (1887); " The Traitor " and " Sir
See also:Charles Wyndham as
See also:Garrick " (1888); and " The
See also:Ultimatum " and " Bonnie
See also:Prince Charlie " (1892) . Pettie died at Hastings on the 21st of
See also:February 1893 . In 1894 a selection of his work was included in the Winter
See also:Exhibition of the Royal Academy . His portrait by himself is in the Tate Gallery .
See also:John Pettie, R.A .
(London, 1908), by his
See also:Martin Hardie, gives the
See also:story of his
See also:life, a
See also:catalogue of his pictures, and fifty reproductions in
See also:colours .
SIR WILLIAM PETTY (1623-1687)
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