The Duke of Cumberland was not finished with his Highland opponents after Culloden in 1746. To commemorate himself and the battle, he commissioned a painting of the Cameron Clan Regiment fighting his own 4th Foot. To ensure accuracy he had clansmen who were being held as prisoners at Southwark and on the prison ships at Tilbury sent to the Swiss painter David Maurier as artist’s models. The painting remains in the Royal Collection and often features in books about Scottish history.
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