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Paintings: G1167

Title

Charles Taylor in the character of Major Galbraith in 'Rob Roy'

Subject

Taylor, Charles
Bradley, John

Date

c.1818

Dimensions

height: 55cm
width (frame): 44cm

Other materials

Watercolour

Inscription/signature

Lower left corner: Major Galbraith in Rob Roy/ ...his father was a prick-ear'd cur, and fought against the King at Bothwell Brigg.

Provenance

Bought by the Works of Art Committee forĀ£2900, from Daniel McDowell, of The Chaucer Head, Antiquarian Bookseller, New Street Birmingham. Acquired in 2016.

Charles Taylor, in the character of Major Galbraith, dressed in military costume stands with his hand on one him, and his right arm across his body. He looks to his right. The watercolour depicts the moment in Act II when Major Galbraith says "his father was a prick ear'd cur...". Rob Roy MacGregor or Aulde Lang Syne was billed as an Operatic Play in Three acts, was adapted, by Isaac Pocock from Walter Scott's novel 'Rob Roy' which was published in 1817. It was first performed at Dury Lane in March 1818.
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