Blazing with Crimson: Tartan Portraits

  • Admission free

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.

Share

Gallery

Anne Forbes, 1745 - 1834. Artist David Allan

Details

More on this work

Gavin Hamilton, 1723 - 1798. Artist Archibald Skirving

Details

More on this work

James Byres of Tonley and members of his family Franciszek Smuglevicz

Details

More on this work

Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Seaforth 1744 - 1781 at home in Naples: fencing scene Pietro Fabris

Details

More on this work

Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Seaforth, 1744 - 1781, at home in Naples: concert party Pietro Fabris

Details

More on this work

William Aikman, 1682 - 1731. Artist (Self-portrait) William Aikman

Details

More on this work

Sir William Chambers, 1722 - 1796. Architect Francis Cotes

Details

More on this work

David Allan, 1744 - 1796. Artist Domenico Corvi

Details

More on this work

John Runciman, 1744 - 1768. Artist (Self-portrait) John Runciman

Details

More on this work

James Gibbs, 1682 - 1754. Architect Andrea Soldi

Details

More on this work

David Martin, 1737 - 1798. Portrait painter (Self-portrait) David Martin

Details

More on this work