General Sir James Steuart Denham of Coltness, 1744-1839 (1761)

About this artwork

Sir James Steuart Denham was the son of the Solicitor General and political economist of the same name. His father had been a supporter of the Jacobites and was exiled after their defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Young James, who was only two years old at the time, grew up in exile in the German town of Tübingen where this portrait was painted. The Steuarts (they added Denham to their surname later) chose Tübingen because of the excellence of its university for their son's education.

Wolfgang Dietrich Mayer

Wolfgang Dietrich Mayer

Wolfgang Dietrich Mayer was based in Tübingen, a small city in the state of Baden-Württemberg in the south-west of Germany. Little biographical information is known about this artist.