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Peter Paillou (1757–1831 or 1832), was a British painter of portraits including miniatures.[1][2]

Life and work
Painting in oils of Professor of Divinity at Glasgow, Robert Findlay (1721-1814), 1807. Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow.

Paillou was the son of a natural history painter and illustrator also named Peter Paillou, who is believed to have been born in France before migrating to England.

He practised in London for 20 years before moving to Glasgow for some years, where an 1803 advertisement states that he charged eight guineas for a miniature and ten guineas for a three quarter length portrait in oils.[3]

Works in national collections

National Portrait Gallery (Mary, Queen of Scots; Ralph Wardlaw)
Victoria and Albert Museum (William Rowley, miniatures)
Fitzwilliam Museum (Susannah Wedgwood, the mother of Charles Darwin)


"Peter Paillou (British, 1757-1831)". Bonhams. 2001–2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
"Peter Paillou the younger paintings". BBC. 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2013.
"Peter Paillou". Advertisement "Portrait Painting" in The Glasgow Courier, 23 April 1803. The Glasgow Art Index. Retrieved 12 April 2013.

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