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Macleay soon attained repute as a miniature-painter, and was one of the original members of the Royal Scottish Academy founded in 1826. At first he worked on ivory, afterwards in water-colours on paper. His bust portraits and small full-lengths are distinguished by exquisite beauty of touch and fine colouring. He executed for the queen a series of full-length figures illustrative of the costumes of the highland clans, including portraits of the prince consort, the Duke of Edinburgh, and several members of the royal household at Balmoral. A selection of these were lithographed, hand-coloured, and published in two volumes in 1870, under the title of 'Highlanders of Scotland,' His success as a miniature painted was acknowledge throughout the 1840's, a reviewer of the exhibition of the RSA stating in 1849 " Kenneth Macleay RSA still maintins his supremacy in miniature painting" (Art Journal, 1849, I p.103)
|Height||5.00 cm||(1.97 inches)|
|Depth||4.00 cm||(1.57 inches)|