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Scottish School, late 18th Century

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Scottish School, late 18th Century

Portrait of Margaret, daughter of James Stirling of Keir and wife of Sir Hugh Hamilton Bt., of Rosehall, bust-length in a white dress and headdress holding an ear trumpet

oil on canvas
30 x 25in. (76.2 x 63.5cm)
in a Georgian-style carved and gilt painted broken corner frame

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Margaret Stirling (1720-1802), sixth daughter of James Stirling of Keir (1679-1749), married Sir Hugh Hamilton of Rosehall, whose forbear had been one of these who purchased the forfeited Keir estate for her eldest brother, John, after the Fifteen. She is supposed to have helped her father escape from Dumbarton Castle in 1746 by concealing a rope-ladder under her dress.
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