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John Opie, 1761–1807
Colonel Donald MacLeod of St. Kilda
Former Title(s):
An Officer in the East India Uniform of the 74th (Highland) Regiment, Previously Called Colonel Donald Macleod [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]
ca. 1796
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
50 1/8 x 48 1/4 inches (127.3 x 122.6 cm)

Label on verso, center: “Thos. Agnew & Sons. | Fine Art Publishers To His Majesty. | Manchester. No 2455 Liverpool. | 14, Exchange Street. [logo] Exchange Art Gallery, | Dale Street. | London, | Old Bond Street Galleries, | Piccadilly.”; upper center, handwritten: “[...]pie R.A. | Col: Donald MacLeod | of St. Kilda”; upper center: “[handwritten] 2411 | [typed M 2899”

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
colonel | costume | man | military art | officer (military officer) | portrait | smoke | soldier | uniform
Associated People:
MacLeod, Colonel Donald of St. Kilda (died April 22, 1813), East India Company officer, married to Diana MacDonald of Tormore, Inverness-shire (died on July 20, 2834)
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Company Culture (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-09-16 - 2004-01-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

The Martial Face - The Military Portrait in Britain 1760-1900 (Bell Art Gallery, 1991-01-26 - 1991-03-03) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Christie's Sale Catalogue : Catalogue of Ancient & Modern Pictures... : 27 February 1909, Christie's, London, February 27, 1909, p. 7, Lot 27, Fiche B51 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 174-175, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University), The Martial Face : The Military Portrait in Britain, 1760-1900, An exhibition by the Department of Art, Brown University, January 26-March 3, 1991 [held at] David Winton Bell Gallery, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. , Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1991, p. 94, no. 12, ND1314 M27 1991 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ada Earland, John Opie and his Circle, Hutchinson & co., London, 1911, p. 292, NJ18 Op6 E3 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Morna O'Neill, Company Culture:, British Artists and the East India Company 1770-1830: October 16, 2003-January 11, 2004 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2003, no. 2, V 1199 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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