Vintage Tartan Portraiture - Fine Art
Browse a gallery of paintings with an emphasis on women and children.
"Four Children Playacting as Macbeth and the Three Witches", John Westbrooke Chandler,
The oil sketch for this portrait is at Belton House near Grantham in Lincolnshire, which was the seat of the Brownlow and Cust family. The children depicted have traditionally been thought to be Cust children and were probably the four elder daughters of the second marriage of the 1st Baron Brownlow.
Originally exhibited at the London Academy of Art, 1787
Die Kinder von Eduard von Nostiz und Jänckendorf, Gustav Adolph Hennig,, circa 1830
Watercolor Portrait of a Lady Standing in a Garden Setting with Tartan Shawl and Beside a Stone Plinth with Urn, Ann Wyke, 1861
Scottish school, 19th century - Portrait of a girl with a tartan sash, probably a member of the Maunsell-Eyre family
Portrait of Harriet Williamina Stuart Forbers, George Yeats, 1852
Portrait of a Young Lady by Ann Hall (1792-1863, American) 1821
English Provincial School, 19th Century - Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a tartan dress, a hymn book on her lap and a ship in full sail beyond
"Showgirl in Scottish Costume in her Dressing Room," Isaac Israels (1865-1934) Isaac Lazarus Israëls was a Dutch painter associated with the Amsterdam Impressionism movement.
Man in a Kilt, Cape Cod artist Martha Cahoon, 1981
Robert Hope (1869-1936), "A Tinker Lass"
Girl in a Tartan Shawl, Walter Langley, 1878
"The Last Evening" by James Tissot (1873), from a series of paintings of a sea voyage, most of which feature the same tartan blanket and in this case, a checked gown. According to curators of this painting, featured in the Guildhall Art Gallery as part of their "Victorians Decoded" exhibition, this work illustrates communication that cannot be decoded, glances that can’t be explained, eye-lines that don’t line up. Everyone in this painting is trying to say something without saying it directly, and mostly, failing. The criss-cross of cabling and rigging at the top of the painting are allusions to the telegraph cables that had been placed under the Atlantic less than a decade before this painting was made.
A Young Highlandman Huntsman, David Emile Joseph de Noter (1825–1892)
Jeannie and Jamie (in reverse order), oft reproduced paintings by Ann Allaben from the 1940s. She was known primarily for her charming portraits of children and babies.
Full length portrait of a young girl wearing a red plaid dress, seated in a landscape with straw hat and flowers, 19th century, American School
"The MacDonald's Lassie" by Rex Woods (1903-1987) Rex Woods painted one of the most iconic Canadian images of the twentieth century, The Macdonald's Lassie, used for decades by Macdonald Tobacco on their Export "A" brand of cigarettes.
British School portrait of a child wearing a Scottish tartan sash standing beside a hobby horse Auction notes: The sitter is depicted in a forest setting. The stretchers are covered with remnants of “The Daily Telegraph,” April 3, 1863.
Woman Sketching in a Landscape, Barthélemy Vieillevoye, 1798 - 1855
The Blue Plaid Dress (Annie) by Robert Henri (1865-1929) Robert Henri was an American painter and teacher. He was a leading figure of the Ashcan School of American realism and an organizer of the group known as "The Eight," a loose association of artists who protested the restrictive exhibition practices of the powerful, conservative National Academy of Design.