About this artwork

The painting is a study for a modern history painting, ‘Quitting the Manse’. In 1843 nearly 500 ministers of the Church of Scotland abandoned their homes and livelihoods on the issue of whether landed patrons or the Church, in the form of local presbyteries, should have the right to make appointments. This surge of conscience, called 'The Disruption', led to the founding of the Free Church of Scotland. Lord Cockburn admired the sacrifice although did not entirely agree with it. This study shows the Marquess of Breadalbane with Lord Cockburn, the Marquess of Dalhousie and Lord Rutherfurd.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    The Marquess of Breadalbane with Lord Cockburn, the Marquess of Dalhousie and Lord Rutherfurd
  • date created:
    About 1850
  • materials:
    Oil on millboard
  • measurements:
    57.10 x 46.30 cm (framed: 80.50 x 70.00 x 6.50 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Given by Mrs E.M. Pearse 1947
  • accession number:
    PG 1497
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
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Sir George Harvey

Sir George Harvey