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Andrew Macpherson of Cluny, 1640 - 1666. 15th Chief About 1725

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This full-length portrait probably depicts Andrew Macpherson of Cluny, who succeeded his grandfather as 15th Chief around 1660. Andrew’s father Ewan, who fought with Montrose in the Civil War, had died two years previously. Andrew himself died unmarried and was succeeded by his brother Duncan. There are four versions of this portrait, which indicates that despite his short life Andrew Macpherson was considered to be an important member of the family. Experts have argued over the identity of the artist and the date of the painting. It is now thought unlikely that the portrait was painted during the lifetime of Andrew Macpherson. Instead it is believed to be a posthumous portrait, dating from the 1720s. The painting holds most interest as an early depiction of Highland dress.


  • Acc. No. PG 1546
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 76.20 x 64.10 cm (framed: 83.80 x 71.20 x 5.00 cm)
  • Credit Given by J.A. Pearson 1950