Hans Jacob Hansen (1853-1947)
Hans Jacob Hansen (1853-1947) RSW 1906-13. Hansen was born in Leith, Edinburgh, the son of a merchant and shipbroker. Hansen was brought up in Edinburgh where he studied art under R.B Nisbet and J Ross, developing a style superficially similar to Melville. He worked extensively abroad in the Middle East, North Africa and Spain visiting Russia in the 1870’s. Exhibited RA 1891-1918. He died in 1947.