Flora Macdonald

Method Steel engraving
Artist George Greatbach after Allan Ramsay
Published 1847
Dimensions Image 165 x 132 mm, Plate 280 x 211 mm, Sheet 349 x 256 mm
Notes Portrait of Flora Macdonald; standing half-length slightly to right within oval frame, with flowers in her left hand, eyes to front, wearing tartan shawl and flowers in her hair and at her breast, with the inscription: From the original picture by A. Ramsay 1749 in the Bodleian Gallery, Oxford. below.

Flora MacDonald (Gaelic: Fionnghal NicDhòmhnaill) (1722 – 4 March 1790), Jacobite heroine, was the daughter of Ranald MacDonald of Milton on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, and his wife Marion, the daughter of Angus MacDonald. She was taken into custody after she assited Prince Charkes Edward from Benbeccula to Skye in June 1746. She was escorted to London, where she remained in custody until she was released under the Act of Indemnity in 1747. She enjoyed celebrity in London and her portrait was painted by Hudson and Ramsay before returning to Scotland.

George Greatbach (1819 - 1884) was an engraver, brother of William Greatbach (q.v.). William and George were sons of Daniel Greatbach/Greatbatch and Ann (née Garner/Gardner), according to Saur. George was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and died in Friern Park, Middlesex.

Allan Ramsay (1713 - 1784) was a portrait painter. He was born in Edinburgh and trained for two years in London before going to Italy 1736-8. he returned to London and then to Edinburgh before embarking on two further trips to Italy. He painted numerous portraits for the Prince of Wales (later George III). After his right arm became crippled in 1773, and he devoted himself to writing.

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Condition: Some short tears and creasing in margins not affecting the plate or image.
Framing unmounted
Price £65.00
Stock ID 40139