Archibald, Lord Montgomerie (1773–1814)

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Of supreme importance is this full-length, Highland dress portrait of Archibald, Lord Montgomerie. Eldest son of the 12th Earl of Eglinton, Montgomerie entered the army as Ensign in the 42nd Regiment, eventually becoming a Lieutenant Colonel in the Glasgow Regiment, before its disbanding in 1795.

This portrait was among the artist’s last works, reputedly commissioned by the sitter to revitalise her career after her business declined during the French occupation of Rome.

The Black Watch Castle & Museum



Archibald, Lord Montgomerie (1773–1814)




oil on canvas


H 200 x W 140 cm (E)

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Acquisition method

on loan from the Right Honourable the Earl of Eglinton and Winton, since 1968

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