A wonderful secular portrait of a Highland Piper in a tartan jacket and holding a set of Highland bagpipes. Portraits of Pipers at this period are rare and non-military ones are even rarer. This one dates from the early 19th century and is in the style of Colvin Smith. The artist’s use of light is excellent and is probably influenced by Rayburn’s portrait of Neil Gow, the famous Scottish fiddler and composer, now hanging at Blair Atholl Castle. In its original Scotia bold gilt frame. Scottish, circa 1820.
Provenance: Has a Leggatt Brothers label on the reverse.
Width: 90cms (35.5 inches)
Height: 104cms (41 inches)