Engraving depicting a young Sir Alexander Macdonald (born 1745) holding a long nose golf club. The original painting is in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. Along with his brother Sir James, the two boys were the sons of Sir Alexander Macdonald of Macdonald, a great Highland chieftain with estates on the Isle of Skye. Alexander can be seen wearing tartan. Family or clan patterns did not become widely established until the end of the eighteenth century.
This 13" x 20" engraving dates to approximately the 1860s (according to other references to this piece we've located), is matted and framed to an overall size of 19" x 26". The engraver has signed Sir Alexander Macdoinald's name and written the date 1754, which is likely the date this image depicts Sir Alexander Macdonald as a 9 year old.