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M07 - William MacDonald

M07 - Duke of Rothesay tartan. William MacDonald, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales Piper. Background: Abergeldie Castle,Aberdeenshire.

In 1870 Queen Victoria commissioned the renowned miniaturist of the day, Kenneth MacLeay RSA, to paint portraits of  the Royal servants at Balmoral and  a selection of Highland clansmen.
MacLeay's  output resulted in two  magnificent books of portraits measuring a massive 18½ inches by 22½ inches containing a total of 31 superb paintings, the quality of which has never been surpassed.
He meticulously painted not only the figures themselves (you can even see the hairs on the subjects' legs!) but faithfully reproduced the tartans and clothing that they wore.
The original portraits are held in HM Queen Elizabeth II's library at Windsor Castle but the Tartans Authority is fortunate in having  copies of the two MacLeay volumes from which these prints are recreated.
Printed on 310gsm Giclée Museum Classic paper these prints will greatly enhance  whatever surroundings in which they're placed, be it home, den, boardroom or business establishment.
Each print is supplied with the original bioraphical notes on the sitters  and supplementary editorial from Victorian author Amelia Murray MacGregor .
Please note that whilst we quote  modern metric sizes of A4 and A3 for convenience,  contemporary formats did not neatly match those, so there may be some slight proportional differences across the range of prints.

A4  (297 x 210mm : 11½  x 8¼  inches) - £17 + taxes and post & packing.

For the larger A3 and for mounted versions of the A4 and A3 see RELATED PRODUCTS below.


£20.40 incl tax
(£17.00 excl tax)
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