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The portrait of Sir George Bullough’s father, John, is displayed over the fireplace in the Dining Room of Kinloch Castle. John Bullough died on 25 February 1891, at the age of 52 (his tomb in the family Mausoleum at Harris, Rum, records his birth as 1839). He worked hard all his life, the dynamic force behind the family’s wealth; at the time of his death his company employed almost 2,000. Little wonder he appears somewhat prematurely aged in this portrait, which was most probably painted to adorn a similar position at his Perthshire home, Meggernie Castle, which he purchased in 1884.
oil on canvas
132 x 109 cm
purchased as part of the Bullough Estate, 1957
Kinloch Castle, Rum (Scottish Natural Heritage)
Isle of Rum, Highland PH43 4RR ScotlandView venue
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