M5: Unknown pairBy unknown artist, c.1590
Watercolour on card, 2 1/4 ins.
Almost monochrome in appearance, black, white and brown, with lost touches of gilding worn off leaving a pale yellow base.
Inscription on lady's miniature: D*M*L*L*
Inscription on man's miniature: ? H H ? - Aetatis -.
Said to be Hamiltons but more likely Andrew, 5th Earl and his first wife, Grizel Hamilton.
M6: John, 6th Earl of Rothes (1596 - 1641)Possibly by Samuel Cooper or copy
Watercolour on card 4 1/2 ins.
Red hair, black doublet, blue background. A similar miniature in the collection of the Earl of Haddington is attributed to Cooper by Oliver Millar and Daphne Foskett.
The Earl died as a result of a carriage accident 1641 at Tours, France. (see E18,E19)
M1: Unknown ManUnknown man, 1610
By unknown artist.
Oil miniature oval 1 1/2 ins
Black doublet, white collar, brown hair, green background, Inscribed: Aetatis 21 Anno 1610
This has been called the Duke of Rothes (7th Earl) but he was not born until c.1630, nor could it be the 6th Earl, as he was under 14 in 1608.
M3: Margaret Leslie, Lady BalgonieMargaret Leslie, Lady Balgonie (b. 1620)
By unknown artist, pair to M2
Oil on card 2 ins.
Elder daughter of John, 6th Earl of Rothes she married:
1. Alexander Leslie, Lord Balgonie
2. Francis, 2nd Earl of Buccleuch 1646
3. David, 2nd Earl of Wemyss 1652
M2: Mary Leslie, Countess of EglingtonMary Leslie, Countess of Eglington (b. 1621)
By unknown artist, pair to M3
Oil on card 2 ins.
Younger daughter of John, 6th Earl of Rothes, married 1635 Hugh, 7th, Earl of Eglington.
M11: John Duke of Rothes.Attributed to Samuel Cooper.
Watercolour on card 2 ins.
Red-brown hair, dark background.
M7: John, Duke of RothesBy unknown artist
Oil on copper 2 1/2 ins.
Red face, brown hair.
The features bear a strong resemblance to the painting by L. Schuneman in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
M12: John Duke of RothesBy Samuel Cooper
Watercolour on card 3 1/3 ins.
Gold embroidered doublet, blue shoulder knot, grey background. (see P5,P31)
M13: Anne Lindsay, Duchess of Rothes.By Peter Crosse, signed 'PC'
Watercolour on card, 3 ins.
Grey dress, grey background. (see P4)
M19: Unknown Lady (c.1645)By unknown artist.
Oil on copper 1 3/4 ins.
Possibly Lady Christian Leslie, younger daughter of the Duke and sister of Margaret, 8th Countess in her own right.
The date is correct and comparison shows it is not Margaret. (see P36)
M18: John, 9th Earl of Rothes (1679 - 1722)By unknown artist.
Oil on copper, 2 1/4 ins.
Identity based on small portrait on panel wearing armour(see P19,P27,P29).
M9: Probably Thomas, 6th Earl of Haddington (1680 - 1735)By unknown artist
Watercolour on card, 1 1/2 ins.
Wearing blue coat.
The features resemble the miniature of 6th Earl attributed to Zincke in the collection of the Earl of Haddington
M8: Unknown girl, aged about 4 years.By Gustavus Hamilton, signed 'GH/1760'
Watercolour on ivory, 1 2/3rd ins.
Red dress, purple and white flowers in hair, grey background.
M14: John, 10th Earl of Rothes (1698 - 1767)By Christian Friedrich Zincke
Enamel on copper 1 3/4 ins.
Coat of Arms on the back.
Red coat with breastplate beneath.
M15: Probably Mary Lloyd, Countess of RothesBy John Smart, signed 'JS/1763'
Watercolour on ivory, 1 1/3rd ins.
Similar to M10, blue dress, blue shadows on face.
Second wife of John, 10th Earl, married 1763.
She married secondly Bennet Langton 1770.
Identity based on date and resemblance to the Reynolds portrait in the National Trust.
M16: Probably John, 11th Earl of Rothes (1744 - 1773)By John Smart, signed 'JS/!763'
Watercolour on ivory 1 1/3 ins.
Red coat, blue facings, blue shadows on face.
The uniform suggests a Royal regiment and the Earl was an Ensign in the 3rd Regiment of Footguards
M17: John, 11th Earl of Rothes or his brother, Charles (c.1747 - 1762)By Gervase Spencer, signed 'GS/17(?)'
Watercolour on ivory, 1 1/3rd ins.
Black Vandykian costume.
The sitter resembles the older boy in a group portrait called 'The Children of the 10th Earl'
M10: Possibly Jane Elizabeth, 12th Countess of Rothes (1750 - 1810)By John Smart, signed 'JS?1764'
Watercolour on ivory, 1 1/2 ins.
Translucent, ivory used as body colour, blue dress, brown hair.
Identity is based on similarity with P18.
M20: George, 13th Earl of Rothes.(1768 - 1817)Silhouette by William Hamlet.
Black and white watercolour on brown card 3 ins.
Inscribed 'SURRY' on epaulette and on reverse: 'George Earl of Rothes/The gift of Lady Mary Leslie' (his aunt)
M4: Charlotte Julia Campbell, Countess of RothesBy Richard Cosway
Watercolour on ivory. 3 1/4 ins.
White dress, powdered hair, grey shawl, blue background.
See also P6
M21: Possibly Lady Georgina LeslieBy Andrew Robertson
Watercolour on ivory 4 X 2 1/4 ins.
White dress, blue background.
Daughter of the 13th Earl of Rothes.
M22: Lady Elizabeth Leslie (d.1861)By unknown artist
Watercolour on card 3 3/4 X 2 3/4 ins.
White dress pale green background.
Daughter of the 13th Earl of Rothes, married 1830, Major Augustus Wathen.
M23. Malcolm, 20th Earl of RothesBy E.K.Mayer, signed and dated '05.
Crayon on card 1 3/8ins.
Malcolm was 3 yrs old in 1905.
M24. Malcolm, 20th Earl of Rothes.Initialled 'NS' 1908.
Crayon on card 1 1/2ins.
Gilt frame surrounded by seed pearls, reverse inscribed 'Malcolm 1908'. in velvet lined leather case.
M25. Malcolm, 20th Earl of Rothes.Unknown artist.
Oval 2 x 3ins
Oil on ivory.
Young man wearing brown cap and jacket with collar and blue tie.
Malcolm circa 1912-14
M26. Beryl Dugdale, Countess of Rothes.Unknown artist.
Watercolour on card, 1 1/2ins.
Beryl Dugdale aged 4-6 yrs.
Gilt locket frame in velvet lined leather case.
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