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John Opie, 1761–1807, British

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

ca. 1796
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 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 | 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)
On view

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)

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)

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

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