Bailie Duncan McWheeble at Breakfast (from Scott's 'Waverley')

James Eckford LauderDated 1854

National Galleries Scotland: National

National Galleries Scotland: National
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Eckford Lauder studied under Sir William Allan, Sir Walter Scott’s preferred illustrator. Baron Bradwardine’s legal adviser Bailie McWheeble features in Waverley (1814), the first of Scott's internationally famous series of Waverley Novels. The clutter of accessories is reminiscent of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish interior scenes of scholars or philosophers. Lauder’s highly finished style drew complimentary comparisons with the work of Gerrit Dou.


  • Title: Bailie Duncan McWheeble at Breakfast (from Scott's 'Waverley')
  • Creator: James Eckford Lauder
  • Date Created: Dated 1854
  • Physical Location: Scottish National Galllery
  • Location Created: Scotland
  • Physical Dimensions: h 67.30, w 50.20 cm
  • Credit Line: Bequest of Lady Dawson Brodie 1903
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/copyright-image-licensing
  • External Link: See this work at nationalgalleries.org
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Genre
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Person: Bailie McWheeble
  • Depicted Topic: Book, drawer, breafkast

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