Blazing with Crimson: Tartan Portraits

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Highland dress and tartan fabric are universally recognised signs of Scotland and Scottish identity. This display explores what these distinctive garments and this highly recognisable textile meant to six different people who were painted between 1680 and 1780.

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery would like to thank Sabhal Mòr Ostaig The National Centre for Gaelic Language and Culture for their assistance with this display.

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Second floor

  • Gallery 2
  • Gallery 3
  • Gallery 4
  • Gallery 1
  • Gallery 5
  • Gallery 6
  • Gallery 7
  • Gallery 8
  • Gallery 9
  • Gallery 10
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Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton, 1739 - 1819. Soldier; Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire John Singleton Copley

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Sir Alexander Macdonald, 1744 - 1795. 9th Baronet of Sleat and 1st Baron Macdonald of Slate Sir George Chalmers

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Lord Mungo Murray [Am Morair Mungo Moireach], 1668 - 1700. Son of 1st Marquess of Atholl John Michael Wright

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John Campbell, 3rd Earl of Breadalbane [Iain Caimbeul, treas Iarla Bhraghaid Albann], 1696 - 1782. (as a child in highland costume) Charles Jervas

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Major James Fraser of Castle Leathers, 1670 - 1760. Hanoverian supporter John Vanderbank

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Kenneth Sutherland, 3rd Lord Duffus, d. 1734. Jacobite Richard Waitt

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