Andrew Kirkwood McCosh (1880-1967) by George Henry (1858-1943), 1912

Oil portrait on canvas of Mr Andrew Kirkwood McCosh, Managing Director of William Baird and Company. McCosh, a native of Ayrshire, was born in 1880. He gradually rose to the top position, taking over after the deaths of the original Baird brothers.

Museum reference:
NLC-1999-5
Date:
1912
Place Made:
Glasgow
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
1920 · William Baird and Co · managing director: McCosh, Andrew Kirkwood · Gartsherrie Road, Coatbridge, Scotland · Member of the "extended" Baird family, Manager of William Baird and Company, operator of several ironworks (including Gartsherrie), collieries and other concerns. Alongside his joint manager John Alexander between 1878 and 1896 all 16 furnaces at Gartsherrie Iron Works were replaced and by-product recovery plant was installed. Provost of Coatbridge 1900-1909.
Dimensions:
height: 750mm
width: 325mm
Materials:
oil, canvas, wood
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