Charles Taylor in the character of Major Galbraith in 'Rob Roy'
width (frame): 44cm
Lower left corner: Major Galbraith in Rob Roy/ ...his father was a prick-ear'd cur, and fought against the King at Bothwell Brigg.
Bought by the Works of Art Committee for£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.