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Flora Macdonald

10 of 12 portraits on display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery

Flora Macdonald, by Richard Wilson, 1747 - NPG 5848 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Flora Macdonald

by Richard Wilson
oil on canvas, 1747
46 in. x 36 3/4 in. (1170 mm x 933 mm)
Purchased, 1985
Primary Collection
NPG 5848


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  • Richard Wilson (1714-1782), Landscape painter. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter associated with 8 portraits.

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Richard Wilson, an artist in the prince's circle, painted several portraits of Flora Macdonald that were circulated as engravings and served to reinforce her reputation as a Jacobite heroine. This portrait was probably painted on MacDonald's release from the Tower in July 1747,

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