This is a preparatory study for the artist's major painting 'Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the Highlanders entering Edinburgh on the Morning after the Battle of Prestonpans' held in a private collection.

Thomas Duncan was born in Perthshire and studied at Perth Academy, he later became a founder member of the Scottish Academy. Duncan's major works are historical paintings like this one which look to episodes from Scottish history for their inspiration.

Provenance

David Octavius Hill; George B Simpson, Dundee; Hunter Blair of Blairquhan Collection, Ayrshire since at least 1987; Christie's, 2007; Bourne Fine Art.


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