Scottish painter who was simply elected as a co-employee from the Royal Academy in 1809 and became a complete Academician in 1811. He was accepted towards the Trustees’ Academy in Edinburgh and analyzed under John Graham. He was appointed to achieve success Sir Thomas Lawrence like a painter in regular to the ruler initially of 1830 and was honored with knighthood in 1836. He was created to a parish minister of Cults in Fife, and he was godfather towards the child of Academician William Collins. A few of his function was affected by designer Diego Velazquez.