January’s Anster Nicht In, a talk about the surgeon Thomas Black by Glenn Jones, will be held online via Zoom on Thursday 21st January at 7.30pm. Members have been sent details of how to attend the online meeting, and any other parties interested in attending are invited to contact the AIA via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Surgeon and the Painter
The surgeon, Thomas Black, drowned tragically in Anstruther Harbour in the early hours of February 29th 1864. But who was he? What were the circumstances of his death? What happened to his family? How did his portrait come to be painted posthumously in Liverpool, some 20 years later, by the internationally-known artist, Robert Fowler R.I.? How did it later come to be hanging for over 60 years in Anstruther Town Hall, only to be found badly damaged in a store room under the Town Hall in 2014? And where is it now?
With so many unanswered questions, Glenn Jones has been doing some detective work, and invites you to follow the trail.
We hope to see you there!