Portrait bust of the son of Sir Alexander Matheson (1st Baronet of Lochalsh).
Kenneth James Matheson by Alexander Munro, 1861
© Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
- 51 x 31 x 19 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,500 ( Total: £21,500)
- Acquired in:
- William Agnew
Kenneth has particular relevance to Inverness as one of its streets is named after him. 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 Kenneth's sister, Mary Isabella Matheson as a child. Both sculptures were purchased with Art Fund grants.
By descent through the Matheson family; Duke's, Dorchester, 2008; William Agnew.