Mary Isabella Matheson by Alexander Munro

Portrait bust of the daughter of Sir Alexander Matheson (1st Baronet of Lochalsh), who made money abroad and returned to the Highlands where he bought several rural estates and land in Inverness.

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
46.5 x 28.5 x 20 cm
Art Fund grant:
£11,090 ( Total: £16,445)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Duke's Auctioneers

Munro was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood and is one of the few Inverness artists with an international reputation. While in London, he worked on the Houses of Parliament and became a friend of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Matheson also commissioned Munro to create a bust of Mary's brother, Kenneth James Matheson as a child. Both sculptures were purchased with Art Fund grants.

Provenance

By descent through the Matheson family to EMF Matheson. This bust was on loan to the museum from 1994 to 2008.

Venue details

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Castle Wynd, INVERNESS Highlands and Islands IV2 3EB 01463 237 114 www.inverness.highland.museum

Entry details

Free to all

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