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    Sale 5430

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 137

    Attributed to David Allan (Alloa 1744-1796 Edinburgh)

    Portrait of Mr Fullerton of Carberry, half-length, seated, in a brown coat and waistcoat, in a feigned oval

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    Attributed to David Allan (Alloa 1744-1796 Edinburgh)
    Portrait of Mr Fullerton of Carberry, half-length, seated, in a brown coat and waistcoat, in a feigned oval
    with inscription 'Mr Fullerton of Carberry NA OB' (upper right)
    oil on canvas, unlined, unframed
    30 x 26 in. (76.3 x 66 cm.)


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    John Fullerton of Carberry Tower, was the brother of William Fullerton of Carstairs, whose daughter, Elizabeth Fullerton (1758-1849), married William Fullerton-Elphinstone (1740-1834), second son of Charles, 10th Lord Elphinstone, in 1774. Their grandson was William, 15th Lord Elphinstone (1828-1893).
    Carberry Tower, a 16th Century tower house, famous as a landmark for the surrender of Mary Queen of Scots to the Protestant Lords in 1567, is located south of Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, and was the family seat of the Fullertons in the 18th Century, passing to the Elphinstones through marriage.

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