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John Duncan, Artist, Party Invitation
July 28th 1890

This invitation to Mr. Lamb was from John Duncan, Artist, who was exhibiting, at a party, a full-length portrait of Mrs Hunter in court dress. The party was to be held in Messrs. Murray and Son's salon in the Nethergate. John Duncan was born in Dundee in 1866, and began his career at the Art School at the age of 11.

He went to London and Germany and spent four years as Professor of Fine Art in America. It has been said of some of Mr.Duncan's work that it is a "transportation from the land of fairy fancy". He died in Edinburgh in 1945.