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TITLE
Miss Menzies, the housekeeper at Divach
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GLENURQUHART_HERITAGEGROUP_021
PLACENAME
Divach
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Glenurquhart Heritage Group
ASSET ID
22688
KEYWORDS
domestic servants, estates, dogs, hounds, terriers
Miss Menzies, the housekeeper at Divach

This is a painting of Miss Menzies the housekeeper at Divach Estate, who was married to a blacksmith at Lewiston. It was painted by Henry O'Neill and depicts her as wearing a white head cloth, which was normal for house workers in those days, when washing hair was difficult. Henry O'Neill was a relative of the Terry family of actors who often stayed at the resort.

Miss Menzies is stroking a hound, which like many dogs bred in the highlands has the pointed face of a terrier. In the rural areas of Scotland, domestic dogs were still put to practical use in hunting pests, such as rats.

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Miss Menzies, the housekeeper at Divach

INVERNESS: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

domestic servants, estates, dogs, hounds, terriers

Glenurquhart Heritage Group

This is a painting of Miss Menzies the housekeeper at Divach Estate, who was married to a blacksmith at Lewiston. It was painted by Henry O'Neill and depicts her as wearing a white head cloth, which was normal for house workers in those days, when washing hair was difficult. Henry O'Neill was a relative of the Terry family of actors who often stayed at the resort. <br /> <br /> Miss Menzies is stroking a hound, which like many dogs bred in the highlands has the pointed face of a terrier. In the rural areas of Scotland, domestic dogs were still put to practical use in hunting pests, such as rats.