Naive Watercolour of a Boy in Tartan and Tam O'Shanter Cap
A wonderful find. A naively painted watercolour of a little boy in the Scottish countryside, note the thistles.
Very finely and delicately painted, his outfit of tartan with ruffed collar is very detailed, as is his lovely little hat.
Known as a Tam O'Shanter, or 'tammie', the hat is a flat bonnet traditionally worn by men. It was originally known as a blue bonnet, but this name derives from Tam o'Shanter, the hero of
the 1790 Robert Burns poem.