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Jaque Drummond Comte de Perth, Chef de la tres ancienne et tres Illustre Famille des Drummonds [...]
Jaque Drummond Comte de Perth, Chef de la tres ancienne et tres Illustre Famille des Drummonds [...]
G. Kneller pinxit. R. White Sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1686.]
Rare engraving. Sheet 265 x 170mm (10¼ x 6¾"). Trimmed within plate, laid on album paper at edges.
Portrait of James Drummond, fourth Earl of Perth, half length in an oval frame with coats of arms on a pedestal with coat of arms, wearing long wig, cravat, and robe. James Drummond, 4th Earl Perth (1648-1716), was a Scottish statesman and Jacobite. In 1678 he was appointed a member of the Scottish Privy Council and supported Lauderdale's policy of giving up the disaffected shires of Scotland to highland raids, before joining Hamilton's faction. In 1682 he was appointed both Lord Justice General and an Extraordinary Lord of Session. He also served as Lord Chancellor of Scotland, 1684-1688. In 1681 he was a partner with William Penn in the settlement of East New Jersey and the City of Perth Amboy was named in his honour. He followed the exiled king to St. Germain and in 1701 he was recognised as a Duke in France by King Louis XIV. In 1703 he was made a Gentleman of the Bedchamber and in 1706 was appointed a Knight of the Garter. He was afterwards Chamberlain to Queen Mary of Modena, and is said to have been created a Knight of the Golden Fleece by the King of Spain. During King James's exile, he acted as his Ambassador to Rome, and after the King's death, he erected a monument to him in Paris.
Provenance: David Hume 1776. Sharpe 596, vi of vi.
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[John Drummond, 1st Earl of Melfort.] [Lundin.]
[John Drummond, 1st Earl of Melfort.] [Lundin.] Anno D; 1683 Ætatis 34.
G. Kneller Pinxit. P. Vandrebanc Sculp.
[n.d., c.1683.]
Engraving. Sheet 325 x 170mm (12¾ x 6¾"). Slight loss on left, madeup. Trimmed, losing title 'Lundin' under image, laid on album paper.
Portrait of John Drummond, 1st Earl of Melfort, half-length in an oval, clad in a cloak. John Drummond, 1st Earl of Melfort (1649-1714) was a Scottish nobleman who acted as governor of Edinburgh Castle in 1679, followed by Lieutenant-General and Master of the Ordnance in 1680. He served as Secretary of State in Scotland under James II and VII from 1684 to 1688. He followed James II into exile and died in St Germains.
Provenance: David Hume 1776. Sharpe 533, i of iii, changing the year and his age.
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A Scothman.
A Scothman.
H. Bunbry Esq.r delin.t. A. Suntach direx.t.
Publish'd December 31.th 1793 by A. Suntach.
Rare stipple, face coloured in pink. 290 x 205mm (11½ x 8"), with large margins.
An idealised portrait of a Scottish soldier in short kilt, feathered bonnet and sporran. He is armed with a flintlock musket, claymore and dagger. Although this print looks like it was published in England, Antonio Suntach (1744-1828) worked in Venice, often copying the works of others, which accounts for the strange spelling of the title, artist and date.
Provenance: Ion Smeaton Munro (1883-1970) diplomat & writer.
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