The Young Laird

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John Pettie
Born Edinburgh, 1839-1893

The Young Laird
Oil on canvas

Presented by the Orchar Trustees, 1987
Original Orchar Collection
Museum number 272-1987-263

Pettie trained at the Trustees Academy and was a lifelong friend of McTaggart, Orchardson and Chalmers. He made his reputation as a history painter, and his love of historical costume allied to a carefully contrived theatrical composition can be seen here.

The Young Laird
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