Lady Arabella Stuart (1575 – 1615)

                    This sad token of the short life of Lady Arabella Stuart is a ‘protest portrait’ and is one of the hundreds of pewter pieces in the Stirling Smith collections. Arabella was an English noblewoman of Scottish descent, a great-great-granddaughter of

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Margaret Shirra and Son

We know little of the details of this mother and child portrait, which is in the Smith collections and is currently on show in the Stirling Heads Exhibition.  Margaret Shirra (nee Low) was the wife of James Shirra (1812-1888), a Stirling draper.  The portrait was painted by Stirling-born artist Sir

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Agnes Smith Greig, George Harvey and Sir Daniel McNee

  For the next few weeks, portraits of Stirling people from the Stirling Smith collections are on show in the Smith.  This is the engagement portrait of Agnes, daughter of the Reverend Christopher Greig of St Ninians Parish Church.  Aged 28, she married the advocate Alexander Stuart Logan. The painting

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