Artist: William Fettes Douglas

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Mainly self taught, became a keen antiquarian following visit to Italy, 1857 and influenced by Dutch school following visit, 1878.

Professional Bodies:

ARSA, 1851, RSA 1854, PRSA 1882-1891.

Exhibited At:

Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; RSW; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts; Aberdeen Artists’ Society.


Member of The Smashers’ Club.


Original member of the Smashers Group.  His landscapes shown to best advantage in his watercolours.  PRSA 1882-1891.  Exhibited a portrait of Thomas Faed at Royal Scottish Academy 1851.  Exhibited a number of views of Lochmaben at Royal Scottish Academy.   He was Knighted in 1882.


Image of artist by kind permission of Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Sir William Fettes Douglas, 1822 – 1891, self portrait.



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