Portrait miniatures from Scottish private collections
National Galleries of Scotland, 2006 - Antiques & Collectibles - 112 pages
The sixth book in the National Galleries of Scotland's Portrait Miniatures series devoted to the art of the portrait miniature; subject of an exhibition to be held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in July 2006This book reveals the wealth of British and European miniatures preserved in Scottish private collections, most of which are not normally on show to the public. Some of these intimate and private works are new discoveries, published here for the first time. These works are drawn from some of the notable private collections in Scotland, led by the most famous of all, that of the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry. The protagonists of the Stuart cause are well represented in portraits of Prince James and his sons Prince Charles Edward and Prince Henry Benedict, taken from the collection of one of the most significant Jacobite families, that of the Dukes of Perth. The book illustrates some of the most personal portraits of the leading figures among the great families of Scotland from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. Twenty of the key works are illustrated in color, with extended captions, and a complete catalogue of the collection is also included.Dr Stephen Lloyd is a senior curator at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, where he has worked since 1993.
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1st Duke 1Viin 4th Earl 5th Duke acquired by Walter Anne Murray Anne Murray Keith ARCHIBALD SKIRVING Baron Perth Bodycolour on vellum BUCCLEUCH AND QUEENSBERRY Charles Edward Stuart Christina Robertson COLLECTION OF LENNOXLOVE Countess daughter descent The sitter Douglas Duchess Duke of Buccleuch Duke of Hamilton Duke of Perth Earl of Elgin EARL OF WEMYSS Edinburgh 1999 Elizabeth Elphinstone Enamel on copper engraved on verso family descent exHibited family descent references George Engleheart gilt-metal frame HADDINGTON BY KIND HAMILTON AND BRANDON HENRY RAEBURN high collections Isaac Oliver James Drummond James Gilliland John Hoskins Lady LENNOXLOVE HOUSE London MARCH KT Maria married Mary McKay miniaturist odnb 2oo4 oil portrait ormolu frame pen and ink portrait miniatures PRIVATE COLLECTION Probably acquired QUEENSBERRY KT RICHARD COSWAY Robert Samuel Cooper set in gilt-metal set in gold signed and dated titular Duke verso of frame Walter Francis Watercolour on ivory WEMYSS AND MARCH wife William