Naive Watercolour of a Boy in Tartan and Tam O'Shanter Hat
Naive Watercolour of a Boy in Tartan and Tam O'Shanter Hat

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.

 

In a stepped gilt frame and under glass.

 

 

First half 19th century.

 

Sight:      4.25" x 6.25"     11 x 16cm

Frame:    8.5" x 9.25"       22 x 25cm

 

£ 425

 

Ref:  621

 

Naive Watercolour of a Boy in Tartan and Tam O'Shanter Hat

Naive Watercolour of a Boy in Tartan and Tam O'Shanter Hat