Kenneth Og, 'Young Kennie', like his father was a loyal adherent of the Stuarts, following James II in his attempts to regain the throne. James created him a Marquis but the failure of the Stuart cause made the elevation of no effect and the Earl was forced to surrender to William's forces. After imprisonment in Edinburgh and Inverness he was released. He lived mainly in France where he died in 1701. He became a Roman Catholic, probably on his marriage. This portrait depicts him as an affable little man in a red coat.
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gift to the Town Council of Fortrose from Madeleine, Countess of Midleton, 1952