Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dorothy Halliday Dunnett, Portrait Painter

Most of you should know by now that I’m a big fan of Dorothy Dunnett, the author of many historical novels.  She also wrote a series of mystery novels set in the modern day.  Her recurring detective was named Johnson Johnson and he was a portrait painter (among other things).  Dunnett herself was a portrait painter.  I’ve never seen one of her paintings, apparently most of them were private commissions. 

The other day I saw that Bill from Bill’s Dunnett Blog had posted a photo of a painting of Duncan Macrae (1905–1967), as Jamie the Saxt painted by Dunnett.  It had previously hung in the Citizens Theatre but is now hanging in the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green. 

Click through to take a look.