Portrait of the Rt Hon Robert Blair of Avontoun Lord President of the College of Justice in Scotland. Engraved by the engraver James Heath from the painting by the artist Sir Henry Raeburn. 1813.

The Rt Hon Robert Blair of Avontoun
Lord President of the College of Justice in Scotland

Engraved by James Heath from the painting by Sir Henry Raeburn.  Published in 1813 by  J Marnoch, Edinburgh, P Garof and Boydell & Co.  44cm x 36cm.

Robert Blair of Avontoun (1741-1811) was a Scottish lawyer who served as Solicitor General for Scotland from 1789 to 1806, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates from 1801 to 1808 and Lord President of the Court of Session from 1808 to his death in 1811.  He was the son of Robert Blair, the poet.  He was educated at Edinburgh.

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