Associated People: MacGregor Whyte, Mr Duncan, Balephuil (1866 - 1953)


Painting by the wife of Duncan MacGregor Whyte

Framed watercolour painting of a Perthshire glen with Highland cattle, by Mary Barnard, the artist wife of artist Duncan MacGregor Whyte of Oban and Balephuil. They built `The Studio` in Balephuil.


Original painting of an old woman by Duncan MacGregor-Whyte

Framed original portrait of a seated old woman `picking` wool, by Duncan MacGregor-Whyte of Oban and Balephuil. Picking is the process of teasing the fibres apart to open out the fleece and make it fluffier and easier to card; some vegetable matter and dirt also falls out in the process.


Oil painting by Duncan MacGregor-Whyte of Balephuil and Oban.

Framed, unfinished oil painting by Duncan MacGregor-Whyte of John Brown, Balephuil, as a boy. John was Donald Archie Brown`s father`s cousin. The painting was gifted to Flora MacLean, Druimfroaich, by Ena MacGregor-Whyte, the artist`s daughter-in-law.


Photograph of `The Studio` at Balephuil

Colour photograph of the house named `The Studio` overlooking Traigh Bhi at Balephuil. Taken around the 1970s. The Studio (the low building on the right) is the former Tiree residence of the artist Duncan MacGregor Whyte who painted many portraits of Tiree people in the early 1900s.



Copy of portrait “A Tiree Girl”

Colour print of a portrait “A Tiree Girl”, belonging to Su and Ian Aitkens, Balephuil. The girl is thought to be Ellen MacDonald, Balephuil (1886-1988), who emigrated to Manitoba, Canada, in 1910 with her sister Catherine. Unknown artist, although could have been painted by D. MacGregor-Whyte in the 1930s, who painted “The Lady of the Manse” in 1935, also owned by the Aitkens. See 2009.86.2.



Copy of portrait of Margaret Ann MacFarlane Whittet, “The Lady of the Manse”, and associated genealogical information.

Colour print of an original portrait of Mrs Margaret Ann MacFarlane Whittet, painted by D. MacGregor Whyte in 1935 and owned by Su and Ian Aitkens, Balephuil, plus papers relating to her genealogy. Margaret was the daughter of James MacFarlane who was born at Parkhouse, Tiree, then moved to Stirling/Elgin. Margaret was born in 1861 in Stirling or Banffshire and married George Whittet, a baptist minister in Wishaw, Lanarkshire.