Kenneth Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Seaforth, at home in Naples: Fencing Scene & Concert Party by Pietro Fabris

6 musicians and an artist, friends of the host, perform in a neo-classical room hung with collections of antiquities, arms and paintings.


Oil on canvas
36 x 46 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £50,000)
Acquired in:
Jocelyn Fielding

Lord Fortrose, the host, has his back to the viewer in the foreground, Sir William Hamilton is also present and two dogs attend. One of a pair of paintings in the apartment of Kenneth Mackenzie, Lord Fortrose in Naples.

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200

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