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Major James Fraser of Castle Leathers (1670–1760)

Photo credit: Highland Council

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There is a duplicate of this portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh but it is not known which is the original and which the copy.
Major James Fraser was an ardent Jacobite (although in this portrait he is wearing the black cockade of the House of Hanover on his bonnet), who wrote about his adventures. His manuscript was edited by Alexander Fergusson and published by D. Donald in 1889, 'Major Fraser's Manuscript, His Adventures in Scotland and England, his Mission in France in Search of his Chief, his Services in the Rebellion and His Quarrels with Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat 1696–1737'.

Inverness Town House


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    236 x 150 cm (E)

  • Accession number

    ITH 74


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Inverness Town House

High Street, Inverness, Highland IV1 1JJ Scotland

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