TLF ID R1740
This is a painting purporting to show the wealthy MacKay family gathered on the shores of their Scottish Highland home. English artist William Allsworth (c1825-c1865) was commissioned to commemorate the family's emigration to New Zealand. In the background is the ship they have chartered to take them, the 'Slains Castle'. The party's leader, James MacKay Snr, the brother of the local laird, stands at the back. His wife, Anne, is seated near him, along with their six children, two of their nephews, various livestock and luggage.