Wednesday, 24 February 2010

william alister macdonald

Looking at the Guildhall Art Gallery guidebook (for which I splashed out 75p) I read that William Alister Macdonald, who painted a lot of London watercolours dating from 1895 to 1916, was a son of a Free Church manse in Sutherland. He spent a lot of time later in Tahiti. There's not much info online (the catalogue item's the most info), but what there is indicates that as well as his London wife, he went to Tahiti with another woman and then had another 'wife' in Tahiti.

Some links. Info on p20 and 21 of this catalogue. A Family Roots message board thread. A blog entry. Three Google searches - here, here and here.