A portrait of a seated Highland soldier wearing McKenzie tartan.The Ross-shire Buffs regiment was formed in the Scottish Highlands in 1793 by Francis Humberston Mackenzie, chief of the clan Mackenzie and a descendent of the earls of Seaforth, following the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars (1793-1802). In 1881 it became known as the Seaforth Highlanders. This portrait is unusual in that it is of a sergeant, as oppose to an officer, showing hisGlen Garry bonnet and swagger cane and was perhaps commissioned by a proud family. Oil on canvas set in a period mahogany frame. Scottish, circa 1820.
Width: 50cms (20 inches)
Height: 58cms (23 inches)