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Mr: Will:m Aikman, Painter.
Mr: Will:m Aikman, Painter. Engraved for the Bee.
From an Original painting by himself, in the possession of Mrs. Forbes, Edin.r
Published by J. Anderson, Nov.r 13th. 1793.
Stipple. Sheet 228 x 146mm. 9 x 5¾". Trimmed.
William Aikman (1682-1731), was a portrait painter who studied law at the University of Edinburgh. He took up a career as an artist and, by 1703, was painting portraits professionally in Edinburgh. He sold his family estate near Arbroath to enable him to travel unfettered to Europe to complete his artistic training. Aikman spent three years in Rome, before visiting Turkey and then spent a further period in Rome. He returned to Scotland in 1712, where he made the acquaintance of the poet Allan Ramsay and found an enthusiastic patron in John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll, who persuaded Aikman to move to London. He established a distinguished portrait practice in London, portraying royalty and many members of the aristocracy.
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James Anderson L.L.D. F.R.S._F.A.S._S.&c.
James Anderson L.L.D. F.R.S._F.A.S._S.&c.
Anderson del. Ridley sculp.
[n.d. c.1809.]
Stipple. 146 x 114mm. 5¾ x 4½".
James Anderson (1739-1808) was a Scottish agriculturist, journalist and economist. He was a member of the Edinburgh Philosophical Society and a prominent figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, and invented the Scotch Plough.
W: 67.
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John Armstong M:D:
John Armstong M:D: The Suffrage of the wise, The Praise that's worth Ambition is attain'd By Sense alone, & Dignity of Mind.
Sr. Joshua Reynolds pinxt. Edwd. Fisher Sculpt.
[n.d., c.1770.]
Mezzotint, lettered state before quotation on three lines re-arranged onto two. 355 x 255mm, 14 x 10". Trimmed to lower platemark.
John Armstrong M.D. (1709 - 1779), Scottish poet, physician, and essayist; friend of John Wilkes and Fuseli. After Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792).
Chaloner Smith: 3, ii. Wellcome: 105-2. Hamilton: p.2.
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[Dervorguilla de Balliol]
[Dervorguilla de Balliol] Dervorguilla Mater J. Balliol Scot: Regis Fund Coll: Balliolensis Ao. Do. 1266
H. Parker
Mezzotint, sheet 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Trimmed to image and pasted to album sheet with letterpress below.
Dervorguilla de Balliol, lady of Galloway (d.1290), noblewoman and benefactor. After the death of her husband John de Balliol, Dervorguilla brought together the endowments and formulated the statutes of Balliol College, Oxford, a house of scholars founded as an indirect result of transgressions committed by her husband against the bishop of Durham in 1255. One of a set of 'Founders of Oxford and Cambridge Colleges, Royal Exchange, and Charterhouse' (this impression, bearing the name of H. Parker, is from the final state).
CS 34
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[Dervorguilla de Balliol]
[Dervorguilla de Balliol] Dervorguilla Mater J. Balliol Scot: Regis Fund Coll: Balliolensis Ao. Do. 1266
J: Faber Ao 1732
Mezzotint, sheet 260 x 200mm (10¼ x 8"). Trimmed to image and pasted to album sheet with letterpress below. Loss lower left.
Dervorguilla de Balliol, lady of Galloway (d.1290), noblewoman and benefactor. After the death of her husband John de Balliol, Dervorguilla brought together the endowments and formulated the statutes of Balliol College, Oxford, a house of scholars founded as an indirect result of transgressions committed by her husband against the bishop of Durham in 1255. One of a set of 'Founders of Oxford and Cambridge Colleges, Royal Exchange, and Charterhouse'.
CS 34
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Ioannes Barclaius.
Ioannes Barclaius.
de Larmessin Sculp.
[n.d. c.1620.]
Engraving. Image 190 x 133mm. 7½ x 5¼".
John Barclay (1582-1621) was a Scottish satirist and neo-Latin poet. Born in France to a British father, who held the chair of civil law, and a Frenchwoman.
[Ref: 14892]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[Henry Blackwood]
[Henry Blackwood] Henricus Blacuodaeus Henrici Filius Parisiensis Doctor Medicus [...]
Cl. Mellan Gall. del et scul [1626]
Etching, sheet 165 x 105mm (6½ x 4"). Trimmed to image.
Henry Blackwood (1588-1634), Scottish physician active in Paris and Rome. Engraved by Claude Mellan (1598-1688), French artist who made this print soon after moving to Rome. In Rome he found a new master in the great painter Simon Vouet. Mellan's simple, spare style makes him one of the most immediately distinctive of all major printmakers.
O'D 1; Wellcome: 319-1.
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David Brewster [facsimile signature.]
David Brewster [facsimile signature.] Author of 'The Life of Newton'.
Alfred Croquis del.t Daniel Maclise.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Etching. 262 x 203mm. 10¼ x 8".
Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, writer and university principal. In 1855 he issued 'Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton', which embodied the results of more than twenty years' investigation of original manuscripts and other available sources.
NPG: D1096. See Wellcome: 417-2.
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Georgius Buchananus: Aeta: suae 76.
Georgius Buchananus: Aeta: suae 76.
Esme de Boulonois fecit.
[n.d. c.1682.]
Engraving. 188 x 140mm. 7½ x 5½".
Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'. George Buchanan (1506-1582) was a Scottish historian and humanist scholar. He was part of the monarchomach movement, which consisted of Huguenot theorists who opposed absolute monarchy. Monarchomachs were people who opposed absolutism, believing that sovereignty belonged to the people, but the irony here was that "the people" for monarchomachs in fact only meant to refer to the bourgeoisie and nobility, never the popular masses. Buchanan was a key figure in developing the monarchomach theories in Scotland. Similar to Erasmus, Buchanan had the same ideas about the Catholic church, and was persecuted like all Lutherans in 1539, however he managed to effect his escape, and fled to London and then onto Paris. It was here where faced with further persecution, he accepted an invitation by Andre de Gouveia to take on the post of professor of Latin at the College of Guienne at Bordeaux.
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Georgius Buchananus.
Georgius Buchananus. Aetat: LXXVI.
R: Blokhuysen Fecit.
[n.d., c.1710.]
Rare. Engraved frontispiece/dedication, sheet 210 x 165mm. 8¼ x 6½". Trimmed to plate.
Bust in an alcove of George Buchanan (1506 - 1582), Scottish historian, scholar and poet; 16 lines of tribute in Latin by the author Pieter Shrijver to pedestal below, profiles of Mary Queen of Scots and James VI right and left. Educated at the Universities of St Andrews and Paris, Buchanan taught in Paris until his return to Scotland in 1536. Condemned as a heretic, he was imprisoned in the castle of St Andrews before escaping into exile in France in 1539. He held professorships at Bordeaux and Paris, and later at Coimbra, Portugal, where he was put on trial for heresy in 1550-01. He returned to Scotland in 1561 and tutored Mary, Queen of Scots. Initially loyal to the Queen, he later testified against her at her trial for the assassination of her husband, Lord Darnley. He became principal of St Leonard's College in St Andrews in 1566. His most substantial work, Rerum Scoticarum Historia (lower left of bust), a history of Scotland, was published in Latin in 1582.
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Geo. Buchanani Scoti Opera.
Geo. Buchanani Scoti Opera.
Andr Johnston Excud. M. Vdr. Gucht Sculp.
Edimburgi, apud Robertum Fribarnum Typographum Regium Ano. Dom. MDCCXV. [Edinburgh: Robert Freebairn, 1715.]
Engraved titlepage to 'Georgii Buchanani ... opera omnia, ad optimorum codicum fidem summo studio recognita & castigata [Works]...' by George Buchanan. 350 x 210mm, 13¾ x 8¼". Worm hole to left edge of plate.
Allegorical and classical figures with putti surround the bust of George Buchanan (1506 - 1582), Scottish historian, scholar and poet. The composition includes a harp, lyre and trumpets; the royal arms of Scotland lower right. Educated at the Universities of St Andrews and Paris, Buchanan taught in Paris until his return to Scotland in 1536. Condemned as a heretic, he was imprisoned in the castle of St Andrews before escaping into exile in France in 1539. He held professorships at Bordeaux and Paris, and later at Coimbra, Portugal, where he was put on trial for heresy in 1550-01. He returned to Scotland in 1561 and tutored Mary, Queen of Scots. Initially loyal to the Queen, he later testified against her at her trial for the assassination of her husband, Lord Darnley. He became principal of St Leonard's College in St Andrews in 1566. His most substantial work, Rerum Scoticarum Historia, a history of Scotland, was published in Latin in 1582.
British Library: 000513218.
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Georgius Buchananus Aeta Suae 76.
Georgius Buchananus Aeta Suae 76. Scotia fi Vatern hunc gelidam produxit ad arcton, Credo equidem gelidj percaluere polj.
I CH f.
[n.d. c.1669.]
Engraving. 120 x 89mm. 4¾ x 3½".
George Buchanan (1506-1582) was a Scottish historian and humanist scholar. He was part of the monarchomach movement, which consisted of Huguenot theorists who opposed absolute monarchy. Monarchomachs were people who opposed absolutism, believing that sovereignty belonged to the people, but the irony here was that "the people" for monarchomachs in fact only meant to refer to the bourgeoisie and nobility, never the popular masses. Buchanan was a key figure in developing the monarchomach theories in Scotland. Similar to Erasmus, Buchanan had the same ideas about the Catholic church, and was persecuted like all Lutherans in 1539, however he managed to effect his escape, and fled to London and then onto Paris. It was here where faced with further persecution, he accepted an invitation by Andre de Gouveia to take on the post of professor of Latin at the College of Guienne at Bordeaux. Portrait from: 'Bibliotheca Chalcographica, hoc est Virtute et eruditione clarorum Virorum Imagines' by Jean Jacques Boissard. The work with 100 portraits was first published under the title 'Icones virorum illustrium' in 1597-98.
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Robert, Born Sep.r 3.rd 1786. Eldest Son of the Poet Burns.
Robert, Born Sep.r 3.rd 1786. Eldest Son of the Poet Burns. "Bagatellle" 1795.
From "Kerry Miniatures". Engraved by C. Coole.
David Wilson, Publisher, Glasgow.
Stipple and engraving. 274 x 215mm. 10¾ x 8½".
Robert Burns (1786-1857) was the son of poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) and Jean Armour (1765-1834), He was born in Mossgiel, Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland. He married Anne Sherwood in 1809.
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Robert Burns
Robert Burns In his Cottage composing 'The Cotters Saturday Night'...
Painted by William Allan, R.A. From the Original Picture in the possession of Robt. Nasmyth, Esq. Engraved by John Burnet, F.R.S.
London Published Nov. 1. 1836, by Hodgson & Graves, Printsellers to her Majesty, 6, Pall Mall [& in Edinburgh]. Printed by R. Lloyd.
Engraving on india paper, title in open letters. 560 x 410mm, 22 x 16". Laid on conservation tissue
Fictitious portrait of Robert Burns (1759 - 1796), poet. Burns shot to fame in 1786 with 'Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect' and the 'Scots Musical Museum' (1787) which contains some of his best-known songs. Burns was celebrated for using his personal experience of rustic subjects and local Scots dialects; Wordsworth wrote of 'Him who walked in glory and in joy/ Behind his plough, upon the mountainside.' After Sir William Allan (1782 - 1850), President of the Royal Scottish Academy.
See NPG D32438.
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Young Burns at the Grave of his Father.
Young Burns at the Grave of his Father. If my Son should happen to be a man of feeling, sentiment and taste, I shall thus add largely to his enjoyments. Let me flatter myself that this sweet little fellow, who is just now running about my desk, will be a man of a melting, ardent, glowing heart, and an immagination delighted with the painter, and rapt with the poet. Let my figure him wandering out in a sweet evening to inhale the balmy gales and enjoy the growing luxuriance of the spring, himself the while in the blooming youth of Life. He looks abroad on all nature,and through nature up to nature's God! Burns Letters.
Buck del. Bate sculps.
London, Published August 1. 1808, by William Holland, No.11 Cockspur Street.
Coloured stipple printed in colours and etching. 306 x 222mm. 12 x 8¾". Slight damage below title.
A young Robert Burns (1759-1796) standing dressed in a kilt and holding a book of his father's poems above the gravestone of his father in Auld Kirk churchyard, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland.
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The Most Noble Prince James Duke of Ormond &c.
The Most Noble Prince James Duke of Ormond &c.
M. Dahl pinx. 1714. Simon fecit.
cum privilegio Reg. [n.d. c.1714.]
Fine mezzotint. Mounted on an album page. 364 x 252mm. 14¼ x 10". Cut and laid on sheet.
James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde ((1665-1745), Soldier and Jacobite, who went into exile after the 1715 uprising.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
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The Most Noble Prince James Duke of Ormond
The Most Noble Prince James Duke of Ormond
[Anon., c.1700]
Engraving, sheet 265 x 170mm (10½ x 6¾"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet. Rare.
James Butler, second duke of Ormonde (1665-1745), Soldier and Jacobite, who went into exile after the 1715 uprising. He never returned to England, leading a Jacobite embassy to Russia and advising on preparations for the attempted Spanish expedition to Scotland in 1719. The rest of his life was mainly divided between Spain and Avignon.
Sharpe 564
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[James Butler, second duke of Ormonde]
[James Butler, second duke of Ormonde] L'Illustre & tres Noble Prince Jacques Duc Marquis & Conte d Ormond [...]
[Anon., c.1700]
Paris Cher Monsi Trouvain
Engraving, sheet 295 x 190mm (11½ x 7½"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
James Butler, second duke of Ormonde (1665-1745), Soldier and Jacobite, who went into exile after the 1715 uprising. He never returned to England, leading a Jacobite embassy to Russia and advising on preparations for the attempted Spanish expedition to Scotland in 1719. The rest of his life was mainly divided between Spain and Avignon.
Sharpe 563
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Jenny Cameron.
Jenny Cameron.
Hogarth Pinxt.
Published as the Act directs by J. Clarke, No.291, Strand Febuary 8th. 1788.
A rare stipple. Plate 255 x 190mm. 10 x 7½". Full margins.
Jenny Cameron (c.1700-1772) was a Jacobite of Glendessary, Loch Arkaig. In 1745 she raised a troop of men in support of the Jacobite Rebellion. She was represented in Hanoverian propaganda as, alternatively, a woman soldier or the mistress of the Young Pretender.
Not in Sharpe.
[Ref: 20099]   £230.00  
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Arghibald Graaf Van Argyl.
Arghibald Graaf Van Argyl. Heer van Kinlire, van Campbel, van Lorne &. Erfsherif en Governeur Vande Provincen van Argyl, en Turben, en Erfrechter en Generael Der Geseyde Provintien der Westersche en Andre Eylanden.
Adriano Haelwegh Fecit.
[n.d., c.1680.]
Etching, sheet 342 x 251mm. Trimmed into plate and glued to album page at corners.
Archibald Campbell, ninth Earl of Argyll (c. 1629 1685), Earl from 1663 following the restoration of the title two years after his father, the Marquess of Argyll, was executed for treason. Although he shared few of his father's political convictions, displaying little enthusiasm for the Covenants, he too was destined to be executed. A confederate of James Duke of Monmouth, for refusing to subscribe to the Test Act, was found guilty of High Treason in 1681 and sentenced to death. He escaped from Edinburgh castle under the disguise of a page, holding up the train of Lady Sophia Lindsay, his step daughter. He left the country but four years later was taken in a abortive attempt to invade Scotland and beheaded. A fine impression, with inscription set into decorative cartouche, by Adrian Haelwegh, Dutch printmaker (c.1637 - 1702). He worked in Amsterdam, primarily on portraits and book illustrations. Apparently in Italy in 1660s.
BM: pg.67, 2.
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[Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll] Lo here, the Genius of the great Arguyle
[Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll] Lo here, the Genius of the great Arguyle Whose Politicks and Ethicks in one pyle Like Anchor Buoys, appeare to teach thee Wit To shun those rocks on which himselfe was split.
[n.d. c.1715.]
Engraving. 126 x 76mm.
Archibald Campbell (1598-1661), 1st Marquess of Argyll, 8th Earl of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell, the de facto head of government in Scotland during most of the conflict known as the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. He was the most influential figure in the Covenanter movement that fought for the Presbyterian religion and what they saw as Scottish interests during the English Civil War of the 1640s and 1650s. He was made a privy councillor in 1628. In 1638, the king summoned him, together with Traquair and Roxburgh, to London, but he refused to be won over, warned Charles against his despotic ecclesiastical policy, and showed great hostility towards William Laud. In consequence, a secret commission was given to the Earl of Antrim to invade Argyll and stir up the MacDonalds against him in January 1644, he accompanied the Scottish army into England as a member of the committee of both kingdoms and in command of a troop of horse, but was soon compelled, in March, to return to suppress royalists in the Scottish Civil War and to defend his own territories. At the Restoration, he presented himself at Whitehall, but was at once arrested by order of Charles and placed in the Tower (1660), being sent to Edinburgh to stand trial for high treason. He was acquitted of complicity in the death of Charles I, and his escape from the whole charge seemed imminent, but the arrival of a packet of letters written by Argyll to Monck showed conclusively his collaboration with Cromwell's government, particularly in the suppression of Glencairn's royalist rising in 1652. He was immediately sentenced to death, his execution by beheading taking place on 27 May 1661, before the death warrant had even been signed by the king. His head was placed on the same spike upon the west end of the Tolbooth as that of Montrose had previously been exposed, and his body was buried at the Holy Loch, where the head was also deposited in 1664.
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Archibaldus Comes Argatheliae Dominus Kintire Campbell et Lorne hereditarius Justitiarius Generalis S.D.N.R. Vice Cometus Argatheliae Insularum aliarumq Magnus Hereditarius Hospity Magister et Praefectrus Cohortis Peditum Regis.
Archibaldus Comes Argatheliae Dominus Kintire Campbell et Lorne hereditarius Justitiarius Generalis S.D.N.R. Vice Cometus Argatheliae Insularum aliarumq Magnus Hereditarius Hospity Magister et Praefectrus Cohortis Peditum Regis.
I.B. de Medina pinx. P. Vanderbanck sculp.
[n.d. c.1690.]
Copper engraving. 445 x 310mm. 17½ x 12¼". Trimmed to plate mark.
Portrait of Archibald Campbell (1658-1703), first Duke of Argyll, half length in an oval on a pedestal, wearing wig, cravat and armour; coats of arms along each side and below portrait.
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Archibaldu Earl of Argull Who Dyed for Explaining the Test Iune 30 1685.
Archibaldu Earl of Argull Who Dyed for Explaining the Test Iune 30 1685. Archibaldus Comes Argatheliae Dnus. Kintire Campbell et Lorne Hereditarius Justitiarius Generalis S.D.N.R. Vice Cometus Argatheliae Insularum Aliarumque et Magnus Hereditarius Hospitii Magister.
D. Loggan ad Vivum delin.
[n.d. c.1680; but later.]
Engraving. 305 x 202mm (12 x 8").
Portrait of Archibald Campbell (1629-1685), ninth Earl of Argyll, head and shoulders in an oval frame, long hair, wearing cravat and robes; coat of arms below. As colonel of the Foot Guards he fought in the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 and the Battle of Worcester in 1651 for Charles II. In 1663 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was a confederate of Monmouth and 1681 he was found guilty of High Treason and sentenced to death for refusing to subscribe to the Test Act. He escaped from Edinburgh Castle under the disguise of a page. He then left the country but four years later was taken in an abortive attempt to invade Scotland and was beheaded.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn. See 24663 for earlier impression.
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Archibaldu Earl of Argyll Who Dyed for Explaining the Test Iune 30 1685.
Archibaldu Earl of Argyll Who Dyed for Explaining the Test Iune 30 1685. Archibaldus Comes Argatheliae Dnus. Kintire Campbell et Lorne Hereditarius Justitiarius Generalis S.D.N.R. Vice Cometus Argatheliae Insularum Aliarumque et Magnus Hereditarius Hospitii Magister.
D. Loggan ad Vivum delin.
[n.d. c.1680.]
Rare engraving. 305 x 202mm (12 x 8").
Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll (1628-1685) was a confederate of Monmouth and was found guilty of High Treason in 1681 and sentenced to death for refusing to subscribe to the Test Act. He managed to escape from Edinburgh Castle under the disguise of a page, and left the country. However in 1685 he returned in an abortive attempt ot invade Scotland when he was recaptured and beheaded.
See 24662 for later impression.
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Archibaldus Comes Argatheliae D.nus Kintire Campbell et Lorne Hereditarius Justitiarius Generalis S.D.N.R. Vice Comet.us Argatheliae Insularum Aliarumque et Magnus Hereditarius Hospitii Magister.
Archibaldus Comes Argatheliae D.nus Kintire Campbell et Lorne Hereditarius Justitiarius Generalis S.D.N.R. Vice Comet.us Argatheliae Insularum Aliarumque et Magnus Hereditarius Hospitii Magister.
D. Loggan ad Vivum delin.
[n.d. c.1690.]
Rare engraving. 296 x 190mm (11¾ x 7½"). Trimmed and laid on old card.
Portrait of Archibald Campbell (1629-1685), ninth Earl of Argyll, head and shoulders in an oval frame, long hair, wearing cravat and robes; coat of arms below. As colonel of the Foot Guards he fought in the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 and the Battle of Worcester in 1651 for Charles II. In 1663 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was a confederate of Monmouth and 1681 he was found guilty of High Treason and sentenced to death for refusing to subscribe to the Test Act. He escaped from Edinburgh Castle under the disguise of a page. He then left the country but four years later was taken in an abortive attempt to invade Scotland and was beheaded.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
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Arghibald Graaf Van Argyl.
Arghibald Graaf Van Argyl. Heer van Kinlire, van Campbel, van Lorne &. Erfsherif en Governeur Vande Provincen van Argyl, en Turben, en Erfrechter en Generael Der Geseyde Provintien der Westersche en Andre Eylanden.
[Adriano Haelwegh Fecit.]
[n.d., c.1680.]
A rare engraving. Sheet: 330 x 240mm (13 x 9½"). Trimmed within plate and laid on album sheet.
Archibald Campbell, ninth Earl of Argyll (c. 1629 1685) a confederate of James Duke of Monmouth, and who was imprisoned for refusing to subscribe to the Test Act in 1681 and sentenced to death. He escaped from Edinburgh castle and left the country but four years later was taken in a abortive attempt to invade Scotland and beheaded. By Adrian Haelwegh, Dutch printmaker (c.1637 - 1702). He worked in Amsterdam, primarily on portraits and book illustrations.
[Ref: 43068]   £260.00  
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Lord Frederick Campbell, Lord Register of Scotland.
Lord Frederick Campbell, Lord Register of Scotland. And One of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council.
Thos. Gainsborough pinxt: G. Dupont Sculpt.
[n.d., c.1785.]
Fine Mezzotint, 270 x 195mm. 10½ x 7¾".
Portrait in oval of Lord Frederick Campbell (1729 - 1816), Lord Clerk Register of Scotland; son of John, 4th Duke of Argyll MP. After Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788).
Chaloner Smith: 1. Horne: 15 only state.
[Ref: 18840]   £320.00  
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[John Duke of Argyll.
[John Duke of Argyll. Hereditary Great Master of the Household in Scotland, Colonel of His Majesty's Grey Dragoons, Governor of Limerick, General of Horse & Kn.t of the most Antient Order of the Thistle.]
Tho.s Gainsborough Pinx.t. J. Watson fecit.
J. Boydell excudit Jan.ry 12th 1769.
Fine mezzotint, scratched-letter proof before title. 620 x 390mm (12½ x 15¼"). Trimmed into plate at bottom, thread margins elsewhere, mounted on album sheet, some creasing.
Full length portrait of John Campbell (General John Campbell (c.1693-1770), 4th Duke of Argyll, wearing peer's robes, the chain of the Order of the Thistle, one hand on his coronet, the other holding the baton of Hereditary Master of the King's Household. Gainsborough's original oil is part of the National Galleries of Scotland's collection at Duff House.
CS 4 i of ii.
[Ref: 43495]   £450.00   (£540.00 incl.VAT)
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John Campbell. Duke of Argyll & Greenwich &c.
John Campbell. Duke of Argyll & Greenwich &c. Hereditary Justice General of the Shire of Argyll, the Western Islands &c [...]
A. Ramsay pinx.t 1740. J. Faber fecit.
Mezzotint. Sheet 505 x 355mm (20¼ x 14"). Collector's mark on reverse: E.M.H. (Mrs. E. M. Hamilton). Trimmed to plate; small tear at bottom.
John Campbell (1680-1743), army officer and politician. Commissioner for negotiating Union with Scotland in 1705, Campbell served with distinction at Ramillies, Oudenard, Malplaquet and other battlefields in the War of the Spanish Succession. In 'the Fifteen', Argyll led the government army at Sheriffmuir and defeated the Jacobites led by the Earl of Mar. He was Master General of the Ordnance from 1725-1740 and was promoted to Field Marshal in 1736. In 1742, a year before his death, he was given the position of Commander in Chief of the British Army. Engraved after the full-length portrait by Allan Ramsay (Inverary Castle).
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 15 (only state); for another portrait of Campbell see ref. 7108.
[Ref: 34103]   £420.00  
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John Campbell Duke of Argyll & Greenwich &c.a
John Campbell Duke of Argyll & Greenwich &c.a Hereditary Justice General of the Shire of Argyll, the Western Islands &c., Hereditary Lord Lieutenant & High Sheriff of the said Shire, Hereditary Great Master of the Household in Scotland, Colonel of His Majesty's own Royal Regiment of Horse Guards, Governour of Portsmouth, General of the Foot, Master General of the Ordnance, One of his Majesty's most honoura.ble Privy Council, and Knight of the most noble order of the Garter.
W.Aikman Pinx. I.Simon fecit.
[n.d., c.1725.]
Mezzotint. 350 x 250mm. Some rubbing of print surface.
John Campbell (1678-1743), 2nd Duke of Argyll, 1st Duke of Greenwich, loyalist Scottish soldier. In 'the Fifteen', Argyll led the government army at Sheriffmuir and defeated the Jacobites led by the Earl of Mar. He was Master General of the Ordnance from 1725-1740 and was promoted to Field Marshal in 1736. In 1742, a year before his death, he was given the position of Commander in Chief of the British Army.
[Ref: 7108]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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John Duke of Argyll.
John Duke of Argyll. Hereditary Great Master of the Household in Scotland, Colonel of His Majesty's Grey Dragoons, Governor of Limerick, General of Horse & Kn.t of the most Antient Order of the Thistle.
Tho.s Gainsborough Pinx.t. J. Watson fecit.
Published Jan.y 15th 1769 by J. Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside, London.
Fine mezzotint. 620 x 390mm (12½ x 15¼"), large margins. Tears in left margin taped.
Full length portrait of John Campbell (General John Campbell (c.1693-1770), 4th Duke of Argyll, wearing peer's robes, the chain of the Order of the Thistle, one hand on his coronet, the other holding the baton of Hereditary Master of the King's Household. Gainsborough's original oil is part of the National Galleries of Scotland's collection at Duff House.
CS 4, iii of iii. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 38168]   £380.00   (£456.00 incl.VAT)
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Carlyle.
Carlyle.
[Robert Bryden after Elliot & Fry.]
[n.d., c.1898.]
Woodcut with original wrapper. Printed area: 455 x 300mm (18 x 11¾").
A portrait of Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881). Head and shoulders, in profile to the right, and a skyline in the background with a sun rise on the left and smoking chimneys to the right. One of twelve woodcuts from the series 'Some Woodcuts of Men of Letters', by British sculptor and printmaker Robert Bryden (1865 - 1939). Lettered in the image with the title and the printmaker's monogram: 'RB. opus. V.'
[Ref: 35452]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Thomas Carlyle.]
[Thomas Carlyle.]
[Unidentified monogram: TMY.]
Chelsea 1875.
Coloured aquatint with very large margins. Plate 222 x 152mm (8¾ x 6").
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era.
[Ref: 29460]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander Chalmers M.A. and F.S.A.
Alexander Chalmers M.A. and F.S.A. Died Dec.r. 10.th. 1834, Aged 75.
Drawn on Stone by G.P.Harding from a drawing by W.Behnes in the possession of E.N.Thornton Esq.re.
Pub.d. June 15.th 1837, by G.P.Harding, Hercules Buildins, Lambeth. Day & Haghe Lith.rs. to the King.
Lithograph. On India. Sheet: 220 x 290mm (8¾ x 11½"). Some slight foxing and surface dirt. Large margins.
Half portrait of Scottish writer and journalist Alexander Chalmers (1759-1934). Chalmers originally trained as a doctor but gave up medicine to pursue writing. As well as publishing various editions of works by writers such as Pope, Shakespeare and Johnson, Chalmers published a 'General Biographical Dictionary' (1812-17) and a 'Glossary to Shakespeare' (1807).
[Ref: 35348]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Alex Chalmers [facsimile signature].
Alex Chalmers [facsimile signature].
Drawn on stone by R.J.Lane A.R.A
[n.d., c.1830].
Lithograph. Sheet: 185 x 240mm (7 x 9½").
Half portrait of Scottish writer and journalist Alexander Chalmers (1759-1934). Chalmers originally trained as a doctor but gave up medicine to pursue writing. As well as publishing various editions of works by writers such as Pope, Shakespeare and Johnson, Chalmers published a 'General Biographical Dictionary' (1812-17) and a 'Glossary to Shakespeare' (1807).
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The Honourable Francis Charteris Esqr.
The Honourable Francis Charteris Esqr.
J. Reynolds pinxt. Rd. Houston fecit.
[n.d. c.1757.]
Mezzotint, with large margins. Plate 330 x 228mm. 13 x 9".
Francis Wemyss Charteris (1723-1808) was a Scottish landowner, 6th Earl of Wemyss. His elder brother David, Lord Elcho, was implicated in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, and was attainted in 1746, and died childless in 1787, therefore Charteris inherited the title as 7th Earl of Wemyss.
Hamilton: p.17, ii. CS: 27, ii.
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Alexander Cruden, M. A.
Alexander Cruden, M. A.
Drawn from the Life by T Fry. Engravd by T Trotter.
Published as the Act directs for C. Dilly; and the rest of the Proprietors in London, May 5th 1785.
Etching, published state, frontispiece to Cruden's 'A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures...' 240 x 185mm, 9½ x 7¼". A fine impression.
Bust portrait in oval frame of Alexander Cruden (1701 - 1770), 'a pious Scot of enormous industry and pendantry' (Martin Gayford, 'Constable in Love'). Cruen was author of the 'Biblical Concordances' (J. Buckland, 1785); coat-of-arms below. After Thomas Frye (c.1710 - 1762).
See BL 467.d.9.
[Ref: 22386]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Alexander Cruden, M. A.
Alexander Cruden, M. A.
Drawn from the Life by T Fry. Engravd by T Trotter.
[London: C. Dilly; 1785.]
Etching, scratched-letter state, frontispiece to Cruden's 'A Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures...' 240 x 185mm, 9½ x 7¼". A fine impression.
Bust portrait in oval frame of Alexander Cruden (1701 - 1770), 'a pious Scot of enormous industry and pendantry' (Martin Gayford, 'Constable in Love'). Cruden was author of the 'Biblical Concordances' (J. Buckland, 1785); coat-of-arms below. After Thomas Frye (c.1710 - 1762).
See BL 467.d.9.
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Samuel Cullen, M.D.
Samuel Cullen, M.D.
McIntyre sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1810.]
Stipple. Sheet size: 135 x 95mm (5¼ x 3¾"). Trimmed inside platemark. Laid on scrap sheet.
A portrait of Scottish physician, chemist and agriculturalist, William Cullen (1710 - 1790). Cullen was one of the most important professors at the Edinburgh Medical School, as the leading center of medical education in the English-speaking world. He was President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (17467), President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (17731775) and First Physician to the King in Scotland (17731790). Cullen was also a successful author. He published a number of medical textbooks, mostly for the use of his students, though they were popular throughout Europe and the American colonies as well. His best known work was 'First Lines of the Practice of Physic', which was published in a series of editions between 1777 and 1784.
Wellcome: 725-10.
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Yours always Allan Cunningham [pen facsimile.]
Yours always Allan Cunningham [pen facsimile.]
H. Room. 85. J. Thomson.
[Published by George Virtue. 1840.]
Stipple. 222 x 146mm. 8¾ x 5¾".
Allan Cunningham (1784-1842) was a Scottish poet and author. He contributed some songs to Roche's "Literary Recreations" in 1807 and two years later he submitted several ballads for Robert Cromek's "Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song". In 1810 he moved to London and worked as a journalist until in 1814 he became secretary to sculptor, Francis Chantrey.
NPG: D34428.
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The Right Hon.ble John Earl of Stair
The Right Hon.ble John Earl of Stair Viscount Dalrymple Lord Glenluce & Stranraer Lt. General of his maj.ties Forces [...]
[Anon., c.1740]
Engraving, very rare; sheet 335 x 270mm (13¼ x 10½"). Trimmed.
John Dalrymple, second earl of Stair (1673-1747), diplomat and army officer. Dalrymple's early career was characterized by military service during the Nine Years' War; the duke of Marlborough became Dalrymple's mentor and patron. After succeeding his father as Earl of Stair he became ambassador to Paris, attempting to combat the threat of Jacobitism and contributing to the eventual removal of the Jacobite court to Italy (Sir Winston Churchill considered him 'one of the most capable ambassadors...ever sent to Paris'). Stair withdrew from politics in the 1720s, dedicating himself to agricultural reform, before rehabilitating himself after the fall of Robert Walpole, when he became (non-resident) governor of Minorca.
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George Dempster Esq.
George Dempster Esq. [European Magazine]
Published 1 Aug 1793 by J. Sewell 32 Cornhill
Engraving, 155 x 105mm (6 x 4"). Trimmed inside platemark, losing 'European Magazine' text.
George Dempster (1732-1818), agriculturist and politician. Dempster studied law but turned his back on the legal profession to go into politics. Having inherited family estates of some 6000 acres, he was able to finance a campaign as candidate for the (notoriously corrupt) Perthshire district of burghs, which he won against the odds, but at crippling costs. Dempster strengthened his position in subsequent elections (he was MP for 28 years), but had to sell around 2500 acres of land to cover his costs. Dempster was known for his independence, voting against the Stamp Act and opposing government attempts to oppress the colonists in America. He retired from politics in 1789. Dempster also developed an interest in India, becoming director of the East India Company in 1769 and 1772. He defended Warren Hastings against the Edmund Burke's campaign of impeachment. Dempster was also famous for his efforts to advance Scottish commerce and manufactures, promoting the textile industry, founding the first bank in Dundee (having noticed that the lack of proper banking facilities hampered trade), leading improvements to fisheries and promoting road building. He also carried out significant agricultural improvements on his own land and encouraged other landowners to follow his example. Plate from the 'European Magazine'.
O'D 1
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George Dempster Esq.
George Dempster Esq. [European Magazine]
Published 1 Aug 1793 by J. Sewell 32 Cornhill
Engraving, 160 x 110mm (6 x 4"). Trimmed inside platemark, losing 'European Magazine' text; false margins added.
George Dempster (1732-1818), agriculturist and politician. Dempster studied law but turned his back on the legal profession to go into politics. Having inherited family estates of some 6000 acres, he was able to finance a campaign as candidate for the (notoriously corrupt) Perthshire district of burghs, which he won against the odds, but at crippling costs. Dempster strengthened his position in subsequent elections (he was MP for 28 years), but had to sell around 2500 acres of land to cover his costs. Dempster was known for his independence, voting against the Stamp Act and opposing government attempts to oppress the colonists in America. He retired from politics in 1789. Dempster also developed an interest in India, becoming director of the East India Company in 1769 and 1772. He defended Warren Hastings against the Edmund Burke's campaign of impeachment. Dempster was also famous for his efforts to advance Scottish commerce and manufactures, promoting the textile industry, founding the first bank in Dundee (having noticed that the lack of proper banking facilities hampered trade), leading improvements to fisheries and promoting road building. He also carried out significant agricultural improvements on his own land and encouraged other landowners to follow his example. Plate from the 'European Magazine'.
O'D 1
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George Dempster Esq.
George Dempster Esq. [European Magazine]
Published 1 Aug 1793 by J. Sewell 32 Cornhill
Engraving, 150 x 110mm (6 x 4"). Trimmed inside platemark, losing 'European Magazine' text; false margins added.
George Dempster (1732-1818), agriculturist and politician. Dempster studied law but turned his back on the legal profession to go into politics. Having inherited family estates of some 6000 acres, he was able to finance a campaign as candidate for the (notoriously corrupt) Perthshire district of burghs, which he won against the odds, but at crippling costs. Dempster strengthened his position in subsequent elections (he was MP for 28 years), but had to sell around 2500 acres of land to cover his costs. Dempster was known for his independence, voting against the Stamp Act and opposing government attempts to oppress the colonists in America. He retired from politics in 1789. Dempster also developed an interest in India, becoming director of the East India Company in 1769 and 1772. He defended Warren Hastings against the Edmund Burke's campaign of impeachment. Dempster was also famous for his efforts to advance Scottish commerce and manufactures, promoting the textile industry, founding the first bank in Dundee (having noticed that the lack of proper banking facilities hampered trade), leading improvements to fisheries and promoting road building. He also carried out significant agricultural improvements on his own land and encouraged other landowners to follow his example. Plate from the 'European Magazine'.
O'D 1
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Thomas Dick, L.L.D.
Thomas Dick, L.L.D. Author Of "The Christian Philosopher" &c.&c.
Engraved by H. Cook.
[n.d., c.1845.]
Stipple and etching, sheet 225 x 145mm. 8¾ x 5¾". Slight scratching to engraver's name.
Reverend Thomas Dick (1774 - 1857) was a Scottish church minister, science teacher and writer, known for his works on astronomy and practical philosophy, combining science and Christianity. Scientific instruments are on the desk behind.
Wellcome: 807.
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Sir Andrew Snape Douglas.
Sir Andrew Snape Douglas.
Orme Jun.r. Sculp.t. 1795.
Published as the Act directs, July 15 1795.
Stipple with large margins on 3 sides. Plate: 110 x 175mm (4¼ x 6¾").
Half portrait, in a roundel, of Sir Andrew Snape Douglas (1761-1797), a Scottish naval captain who served in the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary Wars and the American War of Independence. He served on the court martial of Bligh.
[Ref: 33523]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Honble. Arch.d Douglas.]
[The Honble. Arch.d Douglas.]
G. Willison pinxit. Val. Green fecit.
Publish'd Octr. 22nd 1770, by G. Willison Greek Street, Soho, London.
Proof mezzotint, scratched letters and publication line, 422 x 605mm 16½ x 23¾ inches. Minor rubbing, minor printing imperfection in the plate in Justice's robes, stains lower left. In the final state the engraving carries a dedication, "To his Grace Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, This plate is most humbly Dedicated by His Grace's most obedient and obliged humble Servant. George Willison".
Allegorical portrait, bust-length to front within oval, held by figure of Justice, resting the image on carved pedestal and trampling Calumny beneath her feet; proof. Archibald Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas [17481827] litigant and politician. The relief medallions of Camden and Mansfield are references to the final decision in one of the eighteenth century's most famous legal battles. The Douglas Cause, was the challenge to Archibald's inheritance by the Hamiltons, who argued that he and his brother were supposititious. The Hamilton lawyers put together a plausible circumstantial argument that Archibald was actually Jacques Louis Mignon, the son of a Parisian glassworker, who had disappeared in July 1748. The case was litigated at great length and expense (the two sides spent £54,000 between them). It attracted tremendous interest, especially in Scotland. Not only was a large estate at stake, but many felt that requiring Archibald Douglas to in effect prove his identity raised a question that could endanger the security of inheritance in general. In Scotland the Douglas side enjoyed broad popular support, with James Boswell an especially eager partisan, though many of the literati favoured the Hamilton side. In 1767 the court of session decided by the casting vote of the lord president against Douglas. Douglas appealed to the House of Lords which, following the opinions of law lords Mansfield and Camden, reversed the decision without a division.
Whitman 20.i. CS:39.i Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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The Hon.ble Caroline Lucy Douglas [&] Capt.n The Hon.ble George Douglas R.N.
The Hon.ble Caroline Lucy Douglas [&] Capt.n The Hon.ble George Douglas R.N.
Drawn by C.L.D. Engraved by W. Say Engraver to H.R.H. the Duke of Glocester.
London: Pub.d & Sold by Edwd. Orme, Printseller to the King & Royal Family Bond Str.t Corner of Brook Street. & Publication line trimmed away on George Douglas R.N.
Pair of mezzotints, possibly private plates. 608 x 478mm (24 x 18¾") [&] 595 x 478mm (23½ x 18¾"). Trimmed to plate mark second plate publication line lost minor foxing and outer edges a little dirty.
A fantastic pair of romantic portraits of the children of the 1st Baron Douglas of Douglas, by the daughter, Caroline Lucy Douglas (1784-1857, later known as Caroline Lucy Scott after marrying Vice Adml.Sir George Scott). The son, George Douglas (1788-1838), became a commander in the Royal Navy .
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[John Drummond, styled first earl of Melfort and Jacobite first duke of Melfort]
[John Drummond, styled first earl of Melfort and Jacobite first duke of Melfort]
[George Perfect Harding after Godfrey Kneller, c.1802]
Watercolour and wash, 135 x 115mm (5¼ x 4½"). Tipped into album sheet with hand-drawn border.
John Drummond, styled first earl of Melfort and Jacobite first duke of Melfort (1649-1714), politician. Appointed a secretary for Scotland (where he was given estates) in 1684, Melfort's close association with James II led to him becoming the king's principal secretary of state and accompanying him to Ireland following the invasion of William of Orange in 1688. He was then sent to Rome as an ambassador to try and secure the support of the papacy for a Jacobite invasion, although his position was undermined by the Abbé Renaudot, an agent used by the French, whose intrigues led to Louis XIV asking James II to dismiss Melfort. Watercolour after a portrait by Kneller, by George Perfect Harding (1779/80-1853), miniature painter. Harding devoted himself to producing minute copies in watercolour of works of historical and antiquarian interest. Examples of his work are in several major British institutions.
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Gulielmus Drummond de Hathornden Scotus, Historiographus et Poeta.
Gulielmus Drummond de Hathornden Scotus, Historiographus et Poeta. Dedicated to the Right Honourable David Steuart Erskine, Lord Cardross L.L.D. F.R.S. F.S.A. by his much oblig'd, and most obedient Serv.t J. Finlayson.
Cornelius Johnson pinx.t J. Finlayson del.t. et fecit.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliamet, 1766 Juny 1.st = Sold at the Golden Lamp in Berwick Street, Soho. [c.1811.]
Mezzotint with very large margins, paper watermarked. Plate 381 x 280mm (15 x 11").
Portrait of William Drummond (1585-1649), Scottish poet & historian.
CS: 5, iii/iii.
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