Portrait of Colonel Alexander Campbell of Finab by William Aikman

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


Oil on canvas
73.7 x 62.3 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £13,500)
Acquired in:
Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts

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.


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

Venue details

The Black Watch Castle & Museum Balhousie Castle, Hay Street, PERTH Perth and Kinross PH1 5HR 01738 638 152 www.theblackwatch.co.uk

Entry details

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