Jacques Marquis de Montrose, Counte de Kingcairne Seigneir de Graeme, Baron du Mount dieue etc:
A Paris. [n.d. c.1650.]
Engraving, rare. 145 x 94mm (5¾ x 3¾").
James Graham (1612-1650), soldier. The Royalist general 'of most resolute and undaunted spirit'. Montrose actually began his military career fighting against Charles I. In 1640 he led the Scottish Covenanting armies across the Tweed and occupied the Northeast of England. At the onset of the Civil War, he changed allegiance and raised a Royalist army in Scotland. In 1644-5 he was eventually forced to join Charles II in exile. Five years later, a final attempt to defeat the Covenanters ended in his capture and execution. According to the NPG 'probably after Gerrit van Honthorst'.
See NPG: D27067.
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