Ricardus Dominus Maitland Ser.smo Reg: Car. S.do Pro Regno Scotiae Justiciarius Clericus Capi-talis & a Secretioribus Consilys Caroli Come-tis de Lauderdale Filius natu maximus Anno & mo: 1683 Aetat.31.Patientia Victrix. Dux Lauderdale.
Copper engraving. 398 x 286mm. 15¾ x 11¼". Repair to bottom left-hand corner.
Richard Maitland, 4th Earl of Lauderdale (1653-1695). He was sworn Privy Councillor in 1678 and appointed joint General of the Mint with his father. In 1680 he was Lord Justice Clerk, but this title was removed after alleged suspicions of communication with his father-in-law, Argyll, who had escaped to Holland. He fought for the King at the Battle of Boyne, after which he retired and went to the exiled court of James II.
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