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Scottish Tartans World Register: MacLeod 
MacLeod Portrait Tartan  WR1173

MacLeod, who was MP for Inverness and voted against the Disarming Act of 1746, chose to be painted by Ramsay in tartan although the act made its wearing illegal. Ramsay painted the composition, face and hands, and the costume was added by Van Haecken from an 11 yard bolt of fabric ordered by MacLeod from Skye in 1747. The same fabric was also used by Van Haecken for portraits by Ramsay of John Campbell 4th Earl of Loudoun and of Sir Francis Charteris with his sister.
The source of tartan 1173 was: Dunvegan Castle
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