Olga's Gallery

Sir Henry Raeburn

Portrait of Thomas Reid.

1796. Oil on canvas. National Trust for Scotland, Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire, UK. Read Note.

Sir Henry Raeburn. Portrait of Thomas  Reid.

Thomas Reid, (1710-96) Scottish philosopher, born in Strachan, Kincardineshire. His main works are Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense (1764), Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (1785) and Essays on the Active Powers of Man (1788). This portrait was commissioned by Dr. James Gregory, while Reid was staying in his house as a guest