2009.86.1

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.

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Object Details

Other Number: not specified

`A Tiree Girl` painted around 1900

Printed scan of a portrait by Duncan MacGregor Whyte of Oban and Balephuil. MacGregor Whyte and his wife, Mary Barnard, were both accomplished artists in fine art. They built `The Studio` at Balephuil and painted many scenes and people of Tiree. The girl in the painting is thought to be Ellen MacDonald of Balephuil, who emigrated to Canada with her sister Catherine in 1910.
Normal Location: Filing Cabinet 9: drawer 2
Current Location: normal location

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