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Alasdair Ranaldson MacDonell (1771–1828), 15th Chief of Glengarry

Photo credit: Museum of the Isles

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This portrait of Alasdair Ranaldson MacDonell (1771–1828), 15th Chief of Glengarry was painted in Rome while he was on the Grand Tour. Glengarry embodied the romanticised notions of the Highlands that prevailed throughout the nineteenth century. Considering himself to be the last true example of a traditional Highland Chief, Glengarry employed a skilled Gaelic poet and piper and travelled with a 'tail' of retainers made up of his clansmen.

Museum of the Isles


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    250 x 173 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by Marsaili Cuninghame, 1999


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Museum of the Isles

Armadale Castle, Armadale, Highland IV45 8RS Scotland

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