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.
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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