The Cromartie Fool
This is a painting called 'The Cromartie Fool'. Painted in 1731 by Richard Watt, it now hangs in Scotland's National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.
According to the notes beside the picture it shows a character who carried a torch made from kale each Halloween and was supported by the Laird. Does anyone know any more about this tradition? Any suggestions for a reenactment?
Albums: Paintings and Prints