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 Faugue (French(?) artist, active late 19th century), Augustus John William Henry Kennedy-Erskine, 19th Laird of Dun

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Title Augustus John William Henry Kennedy-Erskine, 19th Laird of Dun
Collection National Trust for Scotland (House of Dun)
Artist Faugue (French(?) artist, active late 19th century)
Date Earliest about 1873
Date Latest about 1874
Signed yes
Description Augustus Kennedy-Erskine, 19th Laird of Dun (1866-1908) is depicted aged seven, standing in front of a landscape and leaning on a carved stone pedestal.

This Victorian portrait of a child shows the young sitter as an adult in miniature, wearing a kilt and sporran and with a length of plaid over his left shoulder, attached to his jacket by a traditional Highland brooch. This confirms his nationality and connects him with the background landscape of mist-covered hills, redolent of contemporary romantic views of Scotland.

Current Accession Number 80-903
Inscription front lr 'F[...]'
Subject portrait (Kennedy-Erskine, Augustus John William Henry, 19th Laird of Dun)
Measurements 62.3 x 52 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs M. A. A.Lovett 1980.
Provenance By descent in the Kennedy-Erskine family.
Notes Kennedy-Erskine was seven years old when he sat for the portrait, hence the date range. The painting is set within an oval mount which has blocked off the remainder of the artist's signature. The frame label reads 'Augustus John William/ Henry Kennedy Erskine [sic]/ 19th Laird of Dun/ Aged 7 Years/ Son of William, 18th Laird of Dun/ Born 1866'.
Rights Owner National Trust for Scotland
Author David Taylor



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