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Portrait medallion by John Henning of George Anderson

s.d. inscr. base "George Anderson Merchant Glasgow aetatis LXXIX. Oct3.1801
John Henning F CRE HENNING, John [Scottish; 1771-1851] 1801 George Anderson was one of the principal merchants of Glasgow in the late 18th century. According to contemporary adverts, he advertised "Five waters rum at £3 sterling per cask of 20 pints" which signifies the amount of water required to produce genuine "Glasgow…