Maybe it’s time to institute Highlander Art Mondays for a while.


Farquharson, an illustration by R.R. McIan.

From James Logan’s The Clans of the Scottish Highlands, published in 1845.  Great kilt, bill staff, and some fine pampooties.


About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee musician ... mostly
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3 Responses to Farquharson

  1. colinchief says:

    Good fun art, bad history. This was published deep in the heart of Highland Hooey. The pole arm is a particularly delicate Lochaber axe. I enjoy yer blog daily. I particularly enjoyed your “junk on the bunk display from a few days back.

    • I think most of McIan’s images are highly romanticized hooey. I hope they don’t offend but must historical depictions in art, movies, documentaries are bad approximations at best. As an anthropologist/archaeologist I flinch at just about every depiction of early tools, methods, clothes, etc.

    • To follow up. I think McIan’s images were nostalgic history meant to build pride in clan and country. Nothing to do with actual facts.

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