[Watercolour celebrating Lady Anne Farquharson-Mackintosh & Culloden.]"Prince Charles Edward, halted ten miles from Inverness, at My Castle, the seat of the Chief of Mac Intosh. The Chief himself was was serving with Lord Loudon, but Lady Mac Intosh remained to raise the clan for the opposite party, and rode in their front as Commander with a man's bonnet on her head & pistols at her saddle Bow." L.d. Mahon. viii. P.443.
Scrap, with watercolour rose, ink text and fragment of Maclintosh tartan. Image 260 x 240mm, on album sheet with more scraps on reverse.
During the 1745 rebellion Angus Mackintosh, the chief of Clan Mackintosh, had become a commander in the British Black Watch regiment. While he was away on duty his wife, Lady Anne Farquharson-MacKintosh rallied 350 men of the Clan Mackintosh and Chattan Confederation to the Jacobite standard at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746. Angus was captured at the Battle of Prestonpans and was paroled to his wife. She famously greeted him with the words, 'Your servant, captain' to which he replied, 'your servant, colonel' thereby giving her the nickname Colonel Anne. At Culloden, the Mackintosh Clan was the first to charge the British troops. They broke through the first two ranks, but then found themselves trapped behind the lines. Almost all of the Mackintosh warriors were killed.
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