Macnee, Daniel

BORN 4 Jun 1806, Fintry, Stirlingshire - DIED 17 Jan 1882, Edinburgh
GRAVE LOCATION Edinburgh: Dean Cemetery, Dean Path (northen extension, against the north wall )

Daniel Macnee was an apprentice of the landscape painter John Knox. Afterwards he worked as a lithographer for a year and he painted lids of of snuff-boxes. In Edinburgh he studied at the Trustees' Academy. He moved to Glasgow where he became a successful portrait painter. In 1829 he became a member of the Royal Scottish Academy and after the death of Sir John Harvey in 1876 he became its president. From then on he lived in Edinburgh where he was well known for his humorous anecdotes. In 1877 he was knighted by Queen Victoria and in the same year he became a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

He died in 1882 in Edinburgh and he was buried in Dean Cemetery. His work can be found at the National Portrait Gallery in London and his "Lady in Grey" (1859) is at the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. The actor Patrick Macnee was his great-grandson.

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The grave of Daniel Macnee at Dean Cemetery, Edinburgh.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2019)


"A Lady in Grey (Portrait of the Artist's Daughter, later Mrs Wiseman)".
   (1859, Edinburgh: National Gallery of Scotland)

Daniel Macnee - Wikipedia

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Published: 17 Nov 2019
Last update: 11 Jul 2022