Kenneth James Matheson by Alexander Munro

Portrait bust of the son of Sir Alexander Matheson (1st Baronet of Lochalsh).

Details

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
51 x 31 x 19 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,500 ( Total: £21,500)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

By descent through the Matheson family; Duke's, Dorchester, 2008; William Agnew.

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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