In the words of Victorian author Amelia Murray MacGregor:
Angus MacDonell: Wearing a MacDonell of Keppoch kilt. In the background a view of the corrie of Unach Mor, Inverness-shire. This portrait, painted by MacLeay before the sitter emigrated to Australia in 1855 is the prototype for the whole series. MacDonell shared a mutual great-grandfather with MacLeay. Stocky and informally dressed, and painted on a different, creamier paper, with more use of gum arabic in the painting of the eyes, this portrait clearly demonstrates how, with his later sitters, MacLeay improved on their appearance, giving them, poise, elegance and immaculate costumes, but perhaps thereby losing the immediacy of MacDonell's portrait.
DEZINE DESIGN is an online space created especially for artists & photographers working in far-flung places, who have neither the resources (due to the remoteness of their locations) nor the opportunity to market their own work. Due to our interesting cross-section of participating artists, in our galleries you will find an unusual and eclectic variety of artwork & photography.
In addition, you will see galleries here which form part of our 'Shops with a Mission' program, whereby DEZINE DESIGN donates a significant proportion of sales revenue to good causes (charities & non-profit organizations) around the world. For example, please take a look at the MacLeay Prints Gallery, which forms part of our Tartan Zone: 33% of all DEZINE DESIGN's revenue from sales in The Tartan Zone is donated to The Scottish Tartans Authority.
After browsing through our images here, please feel free to visit DEZINE DESIGN, or take a look at our Wild Web Stores where you can enjoy a wider range of our products.
PAPER & FRAMING TIPS: All the paper choices on offer here at ImageKind are excellent papers, with different textures to suit different looks. Personally, we love the 'Somerset Velvet' paper, but the 'Enhanced Matte Paper' (Epson) is also a very good option, and is less expensive. We have suggested frames for all of our images, but of course it is up to you to choose which frame (with or without mats) you prefer! We hope you enjoy browsing through our images.