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Sir James Macdonald 1741 - 1766 and Sir Alexander Macdonald 1744/1745 - 1795 About 1749

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
The two boys, James on the right and Alexander on the left, were the sons of Sir Alexander Macdonald of Macdonald, a great Highland chieftain with estates on the Isle of Skye. James is shown with his gun, Alexander is playing golf. Golf was already a well-established pastime in Scotland by this time. The children wear three different patterns of tartan between them, as individual family or clan patterns did not become widely established until the end of the eighteenth century.


  • Acc. No. PG 2127
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 176.50 x 147.30 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1967