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Alasdair Ruadh MacDonell (c.1725–1761), 13th Chief of Glengarry

Photo credit: Museum of the Isles

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This portrait is one of the few known to show the change and development in Scottish Highland dress. Its subject, Alasdair Ruadh MacDonell, 13th chief of Glengarry, is wearing a belted plaid, and his gillie or servant is wearing a version of what we know today as the modern kilt.

Museum of the Isles



Alasdair Ruadh MacDonell (c.1725–1761), 13th Chief of Glengarry


mid-18th C


oil on canvas


H 156 x W 121 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by Marsaili Cuninghame, 1999

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