One of the portraits in the Kelvingrove M & A Gallery is this one. When I first saw the portrait I didn’t know who had painted it and thought that it was a reasonably recent work because the expression seemed fairly modern. I was quite surprised, therefore, to find that it was painted by David Gauld one of the Glasgow Boys about whom I shall be blogging separately during the next week. The date? 1895, over a century ago. The more I think about it, though, the more I realise that I’ve been around for quite a while and a century is not quite as long ago as I imagine. Sobering thought.