A Thomas Annan photograph of a portrait of John Anderson of Dowhill, c 1611-1684. The painter is unknown.
Anderson was an important merchant who pioneered trading links with continental Europe and in 1667 became a partner in Glasgow's soap works. He was treasurer of the city in 1646 and a bailie between 1646 and 1655, and was chosen as Provost in 1658 and in 1667. His brother had been Provost before him, and his son later served in that office.
Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
Lord Provosts, merchants, portraits, soap works, treasurers