Kenneth MacSween and Donald MacAulay as painted by Kenneth MacLeay in the mid XIX Century and complied in the book, The Highlanders of Scotland.
Sgt. James Sutherland, Adam Sutherland & Neil MacKay as portrayed by Kenneth MacLeay in his masterwork The Highlanders of Scotland.
A portrait William McDonald, piper, painted by Kenneth MacLeay and published in his work, The Highlanders of Scotland.
If I am not mistaken, William Duff is unique among the personages portrayed in the MacLeay portraits in that he is not wearing a sporran, but, he does have some big pockets in that coat of his. He’s caught a nice salmon too.
A portrait from Kenneth MacLeay’s The Highlanders of Scotland. MacDonell has his thumb in his waistcoat pocket as the Prince of Wales often has (a behaviour, I must confess, which I emulate).
From Kenneth MacLeay’s The Highlanders of Scotland. It is interesting to me that in the vast majority of the MacLeay portraits, there is no sign of flashes or garter ties. They seem to be de rigueur these days.
Duncan MacGregor dons the distinctive and striking red and black check tartan in this mid-XIX Century portrait by Kenneth MacLeay.
Colin Campbell is wearing what is termed by the modern weaving mills as the Ancient Campbell tartan; John Campbell dons the so-called Campbell of Breadalbane woollen cloth. The Campbell tartan in darker shades, but the identical sett (which is what determines the distinctiveness of a tartan), is termed “Black Watch.” Either many Campbells who served […]