Alistair Skelton, Auckland,
New Zealand, writes:
"I have inherited a Horsburgh
painting of my great great great grandmother that was painted in 1877,
presumably by Horsburgh senior. The painting is of Isabella Douglas, wife
of Robert Storey.
Isabella is a direct descendant
of the Black Douglas and apparently used to be able to trace her lineage
all the way back to him. Unfortunately, she never wrote it down and it was
lost when she died.
In 1910, the Storey family moved
to New Zealand from Scotland and the painting came with them. It hung for
many years in the house of Margaret Greig in Levin (just north of
Wellington in NZ). Margaret was the great granddaughter of Isabella
Douglas. In the early 1980's Margaret died and painting was passed firstly
to my mother (Margaret's neice) and then to me."
Alistair Skelton, Auckland, New Zealand: April 13,