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.
[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.
[Ref: 24662] £120.00