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Robert Brough, 1872-1905

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1872.03.20
Place of Birth: Invergordon
Date of Death: 1905.01.22
Place of Death: Sheffield

Identity:

Robert Brough was a Scottish portrait painter and engraver.

Life:

Brough studied in Paris but later returned to Aberdeen in 1894 where he practised as a portrait painter and political cartoonist. He was greatly influenced by the portraits of Henry Raeburn. He died young in 1905 as the result of a railway accident.

Bibliography:

E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, 8 vols (Librairie Gründ, 1956-61); Encylopedia Britannica, 1911 (11th edition).