Gourlay Steell, R.S.A (1819-1894) Scottish Animal Painter
Gourlay Steell was the son of John Steell, the Sculptor, and father of David Steell.
Steell studied at the Trustees Academy with R.S.Lauder and exhibited at R.A. in 1865-1880 & the R.S.A. Elected R.S.A 1859.
Steell was appointed Animal painter to the Royal Highland & Agricultural Soc. Of Scotland 1840, when the Societies Building at No 3, George 1V Bridge was opened.
He was also appointed Animal Painter to Queen Victoria in Scotland after the death of Sir Edwin Landseer in 1878. This Honour secured him virtually a monopoly of the animal & sporting commissions in Scotland.
Appointed curator of NGS (National Gallery Scotland) 1882-1894.