John Campbell, 1st Marquess of Breadalbane, 1762 - 1834. Soldier and statesman
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John Campbell, 1st Marquess of Breadalbane, 1762 - 1834. Soldier and statesman about 1822
  • Scottish Art
At the age of twenty John Campbell inherited the earldom of Breadalbane from a distant cousin. He also became the owner of Taymouth Castle, the family seat, and the vast surrounding Perthshire estates. By the age of forty he had already spent well over £50,000 demolishing William Adam's eighteenth-century house and creating a magnificent Gothic revival castle. He continued to spend lavishly on both building and agricultural improvements — particularly in planting larch and Scots firs on land previously considered barren.

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  • Acc. No. PG 2358
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 226.10 x 150.80 cm (framed: 269.24 x 193.04 x 22.86 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1975