Hand tinted ambrotype studio portrait of Sir Donald McLean. McLean is seated next to a low table covered with a patterned tablecloth. One arm is resting on the table. He is wearing trousers, a jacket, a waistcoat, a shirt and a bow tie. A fob chain is visible at his waist. McLean's hands and face are tinted pink. The portrait is framed by a gold metal matt with patterned gold metal edging and is housed in an embossed brown leather case. The lid of the case is lined with padded faded pink silk. A hook clasp is mounted on the left hand side of the case. Part of the emulsion on the right hand side of the ambrotype has been wiped away. This photograph is thought to be to be the first photograph taken of McLean.
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