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Portrait of Two Boys

Photo credit: Clackmannanshire Council

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The boys may well be John Thomas Erskine (1772–1828), later briefly 8th Earl of Mar, and James Floyer Erskine (1773–1798), though on the other hand they might be the two eldest sons of General Sir Ralph Abercromby of Tullibody House, who were contemporaries of the Erskine boys. In 1779, David Allan painted his third son, the three-year old James Abercromby, who became Lord Dunfermline (see University of Dundee collection).

Clackmannanshire Council Museum and Heritage Service

Alloa


Date

1783

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 47 x W 58 cm

Accession number

902 866

Acquisition method

purchased

Work type

Painting


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Clackmannanshire Council Museum and Heritage Service

Mar Street Building, 15 Mar Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire FK10 1HR Scotland

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