Probably by Gerald Soest
Oil on canvas 50 x 40 ins.
Inscribed incorrectly as sons of the 8th Earl.
Two sons of John, 9th Earl and his wife Jean Hay (q.v.)
On the right Charles, 2nd son see P30. On the left Thomas, 3rd son. Thomas was equerry to the Prince of Wales 1742. Wounded and taken prisoner by the Jacobites at the battle of Preston 1745. Member of Parliament for Perth 1743, 1747 & 1754. Died in London 1772 leaving an only child Catherine as his heir.
Purchased on the closure of Leslie House 2003.
Cleaned and restored by James H. Barry 2003