Mrs William Pyper

Mrs William Pyper , 1900

Robert Brough

Artist:Robert Brough
Invergordon, Scotland, 1872 - 1905

Associated:Mrs William Pyper

oil on canvas

Mrs Pyper, was the wife of William Pyper of Pitfodels just outside Aberdeen. Pyper was a prosperous merchant, and opened a store in the city in 1866. He was also the managing owner of Aberdeen's first steam trawling ship called 'the Toiler' and a prime mover in the establishment of The Aberdeen Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. It is fitting therefore that here Mrs Pyper is portrayed holding her dog, the couple were obviously both animal lovers. She wears a very fine dress with a veil covering her shoulders; her expensive clothes are an indication of the wealth that William Pyper had accrued through his various businesses.

Bequeathed in 1944 by James Pyper.
Out of copyright
Height: 125.1 cm, Width: 92.8 cm Frame Size: 157.3 × 125.5 × 10cm
Acc. No. ABDAG002643


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