Half length portrait of Colonel Alexander Campbell of Finab (born circa 1660).

He took an active part in the 1715 Jacobite uprising, where he endeavoured to prevent the Western chiefs joining the rebellion, with limited success. The Colonel went on to become commander of one of the six Independent Companies raised in 1725 to pacify the Highlands. These companies merged with four others to form The Black Watch Regiment in 1739.

Provenance

Inverawe House, Argyll by 1908 (owned by daughter of Colonel Alexander Campbell);...;private collection, New York; Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts, New York.


The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5HR
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Summer Hours
1st April - 31st October
Castle and Museum 9.30am – 4.30pm
Castle Cafe 9.30am-4.00pm

Winter Hours
1st November - 31st March
Castle and Museum 10.00am – 4.00pm
Castle Cafe 10.00am-3.30pm

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